Vermonters Judge State Judges for Retention

By Rachel Aragon | raragon@nexstar.tv

Published 02/11 2016 10:24PM

Updated 02/11 2016 10:27PM

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Vermont lawmakers let you be the judge before renewing the states' current ones.

The Joint Committee on Judicial Retention held a public hearing on Superior Court Judges, Honorable Helen Toor, Honorable Robert Mello, and Honorable David Howard and Environmental Judge Thomas Durkin.

In Vermont, state Judges face retention votes in the legislature every 6 years.

Part of that process includes public testimony.

"Even the negative comments are very helpful in how to do things better and how you can be perceived, which is not always the same as how you think you're being perceived," says Hon. Helen Toor of Chittenden County. "We all learn a lot from the process so I actually think its a very positive one,"

The committee will vote  on whether to renew the Judges' 6 year term on March 17th.
 

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