To the Editor:

I am writing in support of David Clayton, Marion County prosecuting attorney in his quest for re-election on Nov. 6.  I have personally known Mr. Clayton and his family for many years and can attest to his sense of community, hard work,  and dedication to his office and constituents.

As prosecuting attorney, he has compiled an impressive record of convictions in the courtroom for some of the most serious of crimes.  As a witness in a felony case, I was able to see him in action in the courtroom. His calm demeanor, thorough preparation and extensive experience were key to securing the conviction of a dangerous felon and resulted in a significant prison sentence.

His many years of experience as an attorney and as prosecutor have served the citizens of Marion County well and clearly have earned him re-election as our prosecuting attorney.

John Lewis

Palmyra