Mary Helen Moses for Superior Court - fit, fair, able to take the heat, willing to air the issues
But has the incumbent been willing to campaign in PUBLIC where she might be asked questions or where she might be seen side by side with her challenger? NO.
When asked in the Brunswick News, Judge Williams said she debated at RUPA debate. The St. Simons Island Residents United for Planning and Action (RUPA) forum was NO debate. There were MANY candidates. Each candidate could field questions from the audience but there were no panels, moderator questions, or questions between the candidates. I'm glad for that one event; to my knowledge it is the only time they have appeared together.
Judge Williams also said she accepted an invitation to a Brunswick Kiwanis "forum" which Ms. Moses did not. It's too bad the reporter didn't ask follow-up questions. I wonder if it was in the middle of the week. Ms. Moses teaches law school out of town and is not here to campaign in the middle of the week - unlike the Judge who is available to campaign full time.
There are at least 3 other similar incidents I know of personally. Further Ms. Moses rented space at the library and invited Judge Williams to a debate. No show. No response.
Knowing how difficult it has been for interested voters to see the candidates side by side and knowing that some don't subscribe to the Brunswick News or don't have time to collate all the paid advertisements, I have collected the entire series of Judge Williams' 5 full page advertisements and Ms. Moses 3 advertisements. You will probably need to zoom the Moses advertisements.
It is a large file. You will get a message that Google Docs couldn't scan it for viruses. I did scan it and there are no viruses.