May 19, 2006--Posted at 6:21 p.m. CDT
Seagrave, a Navy veteran and ASU graduate, wants to bring family values to the bench. Something he believes would improve the quality of life for families in the area. Barbara Halsey, a former teacher, whose focus is in family law, agrees.
"This particular position, that has been vacated, is more than 60 percent of cases involving families and children. That is my expertise and that makes me the best person for the job," said Halsey.
Ray Spruell feels the position is more about criminals and juvenile delinquents and less about families.
Spruell believes his experience as a former judge is what makes him better qualified for the position. All three candidates have ideas they hope to address if elected.
Spruell agrees drugs are a major problem in this area and likes the idea of a drug court.
"If you are opposed to drug court or think it is being easy, give it a chance. We have to try new things because what we have been doing has not been working that well," said Spruell.
If elected, Barbara Halsey feels she would bring an objective view into each case brought before her.
"I will treat people the way that I have wanted, and that I have been treated. I will treat people fairly," said Halsey.