Facts You Must Know Before Voting
It is important to note that Mr. Eagleton has never met any of his opponents discussed below, but is merely discussing issues and topics that the public is not likely aware of.
Candidates who run for Judicial Positions such as State Court and Magistrate Court are held to higher ethical standards than your typical political candidate. Some of the Cannons and Rules are listed in our Publications section of the website. In summary you must be honest and not intentionally lie about your opponent or discuss your political position. A judicial election is to be non-partisan, meaning no political affiliation can be asserted or used to get elected. As of 3/23/18 Mr. Eagleton has already had to endure attacks from the Judicial and Political insiders in Eatonton Georgia. First, State Court Judge Michael Gailey sent Mr. Eagleton an email that speaks for itself. The email challenges Mr Eagleton’s integrity and shows a noticeable level of bias. It is at the bottom of the page. It is unclear who’s camp Mr. Gailey is in support of but his inferences clearly show a high level of arrogance and desire to protect his insider friends.
Currently, one of Mr. Eagleton’s opponents, Dororthy Adams’ husband and law partner, Francis Ford has filed a challenge to the qualifications of Mr. Eagleton to run.
These two “maneuvers” should show the voters of Putnam County just how far a political insider will go to protect their buddy system. Mrs. Adams has been practicing law “for over 20 years” in Eatonton Georgia with her “law partner” and husband Francis Ford. Mrs. Adams has been bragging about being the City Attorney in Eatonton and how she has specialized in areas of law that would easily fall under the Judicial scope of the Magistrate and Probate Court. IF Mrs. Adams is elected, AND being honest while sitting on the bench, she would have to recuse herself from a majority of cases. Eatonton Georgia has a population of 6500+/- and with her and her husband both practicing law they must know a strong majority of the population. There is a rule of ethics in the legal profession regarding conflicts of interest. In summary, if you even have to think about there being a conflict, there is and you must recuse yourself.
Clearly Mrs Adams and her husband would benefit greatly from her being elected. What better way to bolster your law practice than letting it be known that your wife is a judge in Putnam County. Although it is unethical for Mrs. Adams to us her position as a member of the Judiciary, common sense dictates that she and her husband would benefit greatly from her election to the bench.
If you do a little research, you’ll find that Dorthy Adams is a hard core political insider with a clear agenda. These types of practicing attorneys should not sit on any Bench in the country. Like Mr. Eagleton, judges need to be very neutral in their administration of justice. Clearly it would be difficult for someone like Ms. Adams to be neutral as a political insider, city attorney and lawyer practicing in Eatonton for the last 20+ years.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of the incumbent Ellen Pierce who was tragically killed in a car accident on March 31’st, 2018 at 6:37 pm.