Letter: Iacocca puts needs of community over personal ambition

To The Editor, There are three things, in my opinion, that make Al Iacocca a stand-out person to be Magisterial District Judge – his law and court experience of course, his remarkable civic outreach in our community, and his temperament. Al has had not only a long standing and ongoing experience as a criminal and civil lawyer for years in our area doing all of the court representations for his...

Letter: Iacocca offers best mix of experience, training for District Justice

To The Editor, Of the two candidates for magisterial district judge in November, sitting in Kennett Square, Al Iacocca is the better qualified by reason of training and previous service. The Magisterial District Courts deal with the myriad small stuff:  traffic violations, minor crime, tenant-landlord disputes, and small claims.  The successful judge will have the confidence of all who come before...

Endorsement: Iacocca for District Justice

We have rarely, if ever, offered endorsements in local District Justice races. We remain uncomfortable with the idea of electing the judiciary — a needless introduction of partisan politics into our justice system. However, the race that has unfolded in District 15-3-04 — which encompasses the Unionville and Kennett areas — has been deeply disturbing in its level of nastiness since the primary...

Letter: Donze has the best experience

To The Editor, As a 30 year resident of Pennsbury Twp, licensed attorney and law professor, I would like to offer my perspective on the race for Magisterial District Judge for our community. I have reviewed the legal credentials of both candidates and Jane Donze will get my vote.     Send article as PDF   

Letter: Donze’s experience makes the difference in DJ race

To the Editor,   I completely agree with Mike McGann’s recent article, Mr. Iacocca is a very nice guy and community activist but we’re looking to elect our next district justice and need to do so carefully. As a licensed attorney and registered Democrat, I’m most concerned with putting the most qualified candidate on the bench.  Community activism should be applauded on all levels but in...

Strong passions — pro and con — surround Donze’s run for District Justice

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times Jane Donze Jane Donze suggests that she isn’t entirely sure why she seems to invoke deep passion — both positive and negative — in her run for District Justice in 15-3-04, the Unionville and Kennett areas, but since the primary, she’s been both the recipient of enthusiastic support across the political spectrum as well as the target of criticism — again,...

Lettr: Donze is the choice for District Justice

To The Editor, Two candidates are in the race for Magisterial District Judge, Jane Donze and Al Iacocca. In all elected positions the voters are the employers, the candidates are applying for the job, the paycheck is nonnegotiable, and the term is fixed. So the Judge we hire, friendships and politics aside, needs to hit the ground running with the understanding and experience of the job, the law,...

Iacocca hopes to keep serving community as District Justice

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Al Iacocca If you know Unionville or Kennett well, you’ve probably bumped into Al Iacocca. Maybe more than once. The local attorney and fixture with various local civil groups is hoping to continue his service to the community as its next District Justice, which he sees as a logical extension of his current work with kids and the community throughout the Unionville...

Letter: A discussion across the deep political divide

To The Editor, I was surprised to receive a knock at my door recently from Jane Donze, Republican candidate for District Judge. I am a registered Democrat. Her opponent in the November election will be Al Iacocca, Democrat. After introductions and some opening discussion, I asked her if she agreed with me that Donald Trump should be impeached. Jane said “Yes”, but added that she didn’t think...

Letter: Fair’s fair in district justice primary race

To the Editor, It’s important to set the record straight. There are misleading statements and information circulating around town regarding the Kennett Square District Judge race as concerns the professions and party affiliations of the five candidates. It should be known once and for all, that Mr. Iacocca is the one and only Democrat on the Democratic primary ticket, regardless of what has been...