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Dear Editor,
I would like to encourage the people of Washington County to vote for John H. Graves for Circuit Court Clerk. I have known John since November, 1999 when he started work as deputy clerk in the Fayette District Court here in Lexington, Ky. He left in 2002 to be closer to his family. He gained much experience and knowledge here that he has been able to apply in his current position as Chief Deputy in Washington County.
There is no doubt in my mind, that as the Circuit Court Clerk, John would perform his duties above and beyond. He is fully aware of all aspects of the office, not just what is visible to the public eye, but what is behind the scenes to make the office and its functions run smoothly. John is wise beyond his years and that will be what is needed for the future of the clerk’s office.
Please vote for John H. Graves on May 22, 2012 for Washington Circuit Court Clerk.

Wilma F. Lynch, Clerk
Fayette Circuit and District Courts
Lexington, Ky.

Dear Editor,
It may seem strange that a relatively conservative Republican would be interested in speaking in behalf of anyone in a Democratic primary election.  However, my wife, Susan, and I have known John Graves for several years and have been very impressed with his commitment to the things that really matter for Springfield/Washington County and also to St. Catharine College and St. Dominic School.  I have observed at relatively close hand his active involvement in each of the above, and have been impressed with his willingness to invest real time and effort---to step forward and lead, not just be a token advocate.
Because this is who he is, I don’t expect that attitude to change in John’s future undertakings.  Our community needs people with John’s drive and sense of purpose.  Let’s keep him involved.

Len Spalding
Proud citizen of Springfield / Washington County

Dear Editor,
It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your Circuit Court Clerk.
As your Circuit Clerk, I have had the opportunity to come in contact with almost everyone in the county. I have endeavored to treat everyone with respect and dignity. I would like to see this tradition continue, that is why I encouraged my son, John, to campaign for this office.
I have complete confidence in John’s ability to be a good Circuit Clerk. John has supervisor experience; works well with the current staff and has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He understands the fiscal responsibilities and accounting necessary to do the job. He knows there are times when you will need assistance other than the normal office hours and he will be accessible to you.
I encourage you to join me on May 22 and vote for John Graves to be your next Circuit Clerk.

George Graves
Circuit Court Clerk