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LETTER: Facts support Cameron as best candidate

To the Editor:

The election for the newly created Branch 4 Judge position for St. Croix County will take place on April 1.

Many things have been written about both candidates in this judge race; some writers have chosen to imply certain comparisons between the two candidates. It is important for the residents of St. Croix County to know the facts.

Fact: Regarding background, Howard Cameron is part of the third generation of Camerons to practice law. In addition to two uncles and a great uncle, Howard's father, Howard Cameron, Sr., was a private practice attorney and served as a Wisconsin State Senator. His brother, Roderick Cameron, is a judge in Chippewa County, Wis. for the past 25 years. Howard Cameron has brought his early work experience in agriculture, and as an educator and a businessman to his skill set as a private practice attorney and Wisconsin Public Defender attorney. He has over 20 years of professionally handling thousands of court cases.

Fact: Regarding education, Howard Cameron earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Juris Doctorate degree in law.

Fact: Regarding experience, Howard Cameron has over 20 years of experience as a private practice attorney and a State of Wisconsin Public Defender attorney. He handles 300-400 cases per year, representing adults and juveniles in criminal and civil proceedings. He has argued cases and won before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Fact: Howard Cameron takes leadership roles in the local community, church, and school organizations to which he belongs with the goal of improving the lives of others. He received the Rubin Award for his work on behalf of disadvantaged youth.

Fact: Howard Cameron has outlined a seven-point plan for improved justice since the beginning of his campaign. Learn more at his website at

In conclusion, I was in attendance at the Judge Forum in New Richmond, Wis. and based on the facts Howard Cameron is clearly the best choice for Branch 4 judge for St. Croix County.

Consider that one of the most important words that can be written about Howard Cameron is this...integrity. I respectfully and sincerely ask you to join in voting April 1 for Howard Cameron for Branch 4 Judge for St. Croix County.

Michael L. Burns