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October 23, 2012

Becker is the right man for the job

The Daily Star

---- — Judge Carl Becker is running for re-election as Delaware County Judge. He has a vast amount of experience in surrogate, county court and especially in family court. 

Judge Becker was on the bench just three weeks when he instituted a drug court program for nonviolent offenders, a viable alternative to incarceration. It was put in place within a year and a half. The program has proven to be very successful. Each inmate costs the taxpayers more than $60,000 a year to house. That’s more than most people in Delaware County make in two years! 

His background, accolades and stats stand for themselves. He’s the first Delaware County judge to be designated as an acting Supreme Court judge in more than 40 years. He’s demonstrated an ability to handle the variety that comes into the courts every day, especially family court. Gary Rosa and Carl Becker’s careers may seem parallel in some respects, but what makes Becker stand out is his vast experience and knowledge. He’s a firm, honest, unprejudiced judge who serves the people of Delaware County. 

We have an opportunity to re-elect Becker. Maybe you’re thinking, “I’ll never be involved in the court system.” What if your children, siblings or grandchildren are? Do you want an inexperienced judge deciding your, or a family member’s, future? An inexperienced judge can wreak havoc on the lives he touches, having long-lasting effects. 

We voted for the right man 10 years ago and he’s more than proven himself to be the better man for this job. Carl Becker has taken on a heavier load than his predecessor, and has proven to be the judge we need and want! View his website at

Joanne McIntosh