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Letter: Work ethic taught from young age

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From: Ann and Tom Sharp


Most everyone knows the legal experiences of Judge Kathleen “Kitty” Coriden exceed those of her opponents. However, we feel that a factor that often gets overlooked when assessing the best candidate for judge is life experiences.

We have known Coriden for 40 years, and while it is easy to list her legal qualifications and community involvements on paper, there are a few things about her that you will not find on her resume that enhances a person’s abilities. She grew up in a family of 11 siblings. She was raised on a farm, and her father and mother instilled the importance of work ethic upon her at a young age. In addition to teaching her the value of a hard day’s work, her parents also taught her financial conservatism and the value of family.

Coriden worked hard and paid her way through law school. Following law school, she continued to prove her strong character and confidence in her abilities by becoming the first woman attorney in Bartholomew County. She has also successfully balanced work and family life for over 40 years as a wife, mother and grandmother, which any working mother knows is tough to do.

While her legal qualifications are important, it is also her life experiences that set her apart from the rest. We ask that you please vote for the most experienced candidate both professionally and personally on May 6, Judge Kathleen “Kitty” Coriden.

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