I support the re-election of Judge Pat Diamond to the Ramsey County District Court bench.

I have personally known Judge Diamond for more than 10 years. I know that during the time that Judge Diamond was the lead judge of the Juvenile and Family Division he focused on keeping families together. Judge Diamond chaired the court’s Children’s Justice Initiative which aimed at improving the protection of children by increasing access to critical mental health, addiction and parenting education services essential to families staying together or being reunified if a child was removed from the home.

Judge Diamond has worked to increase family time visits for children who had been removed from their homes. These visits are crucial to the well-being of children and families dealing with the trauma of separation to reach successful healing and reunification. For these reasons, I urge voters to strongly consider re-electing Judge Pat Diamond.

Margo Bock

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