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To the Editor:

Permit me to explain why I support Will Long in his campaign for the Superior Court judgeship for this judicial district.

I have practiced law in Iredell County for over 50 years and served as county attorney for Iredell County for 34 years. During all that time, I have known and worked with and against many attorneys. Will Long is at the top of the list for competence, intelligence and character. He is a man of God who lives his faith every day. Will has as big a heart as any man I have ever known. He is a lifelong conservative Republican.

During Will’s employment with Pope McMillan, he handled in an exemplary fashion some exceedingly complex civil matters. He appeared in all courts, including even the North Carolina Business Court.

Will’s competence, experience and training equip him to be an outstanding judge. He is one of the few lawyers in this entire area admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

It is rare to find a person with the combination of intelligence, integrity, judgment, education, and experience Will possesses. I endorse him enthusiastically and urge the voters of Iredell and Alexander counties to support his candidacy.

William P. Pope