Friday, November 4, 2016

Longwitz seeks return to the bench

When Judge Will Longwitz is asked why he likes serving on the Madison County Court, he says: “That’s simple.  As County Court Judge, I get to make a difference in people’s lives every day.” 

Judge Will Longwitz was appointed to the office of County Judge by Governor Phil Bryant, and he will be on the ballot November 8th.

“At the beginning of the legislative session, Governor Bryant called me into his office.  He told me his judicial appointment advisory committee had recommended me out of all the applicants and he wanted to know if I would accept the appointment,” Longwitz said.  “My wife Leigh Ann and I prayed hard about it.  It would require me to resign from the Senate, close my law practice and run for office again at the end of 2016.  But we decided this was the place where I could do the most good for families and children.” 

Prior to his appointment, Longwitz practiced law for 13 years. He had his own law practice, representing children and families, companies and individuals in all types of courtrooms, including the county court where he now serves as judge.  He also represented Madison, Ridgeland and Northeast Jackson in the State Senate, where he was re-elected by a wide margin.

As County Court Judge, Longwitz presides over civil cases up to $200,000 and misdemeanor criminal cases. In addition, he hears all cases of eminent domain in Madison County. In his time on the court, Judge Longwitz has placed particular emphasis on rendering his opinion in a timely fashion, without continuance or delay.  “My goal is to be both fair and effective,” said Longwitz. 

With criminal cases, Longwitz knows the buck stops with the judge.  “There is a simple fact about criminal law. Criminals need to know the judge is not afraid to hand out sentences once they’re convicted.  I have experience doing just that,” Longwitz said.

When Longwitz took the oath of office, he promised to do equal justice to rich and poor alike.  He promised to perform his duties faithfully and impartially, and to apply the law in a fair way.

Continuing an effort he began years ago, Judge Longwitz invited every school in Madison County to come to his courtroom, meet with him and participate in a civics lesson on the role of the courts in the United States. He allows ample time for the children to ask whatever questions they have. This year alone, he has spoken with over a thousand of children from elementary to high school age. He also promised to help young people stay in school and stay off drugs.  Juvenile Drug Court, which Judge Longwitz administers with the help of counselors and other staff, has an excellent track record of keeping kids off drugs and in school.

“I am very proud to serve as Madison County Court Judge,” said Longwitz.  “Almost every day, I have the opportunity to settle a dispute by applying the law fairly and evenly.  It’s a special trust, and I take it very seriously.”

Judge Longwitz was elected two times to the Mississippi Senate.  While he was there, he always put people first.  He fought for jobs and for education, and he advocated for children with autism and dyslexia.  “I have always believed in public service, and I believe Christ charges us to help the smallest ones first,” Longwitz said.

Longwitz brings unique legal experience to the County Court. He attended Georgetown University, where he earned degrees in Government and in English. He graduated from law school at the University of Mississippi and started his career as an attorney for the federal government in Washington, D.C.  He then returned home to Mississippi to start his own law practice.  “As a federal attorney, I fought fraud in the financial markets and helped people who had been defrauded of their money.  As a solo attorney, I represented families and small businesses represented in addition to representing children in Youth Court.”

In Mississippi, we elect our judges, and we need to hold our judges accountable.  Judge Will Longwitz has worked hard as your County Judge, and he is working hard to earn every vote.  “I humbly ask the people of Madison County for their vote on Tuesday, November 8th.”
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Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).

Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.

In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

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Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

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