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Harwell 4 Prosecutor

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Voters of Osceola County,

Are you aware that James Sims II has never tried a criminal case in front of a jury? He has been a practicing attorney for less than 3 years and has no criminal jury trial experience. Can we really afford another elected official with no experience?

HARWELL(R)FOR PROSECUTOR - VOTE AUGUST 5, 2008
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Perhaps Cameron, you should talk to the people that he has represented first before commenting like this. It is misleading to the voters. He has many years of criminal experience as well as criminal trial experiences including working on murder cases and kidnapping cases. Get your facts straight!
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Please do fill us in on the facts.... in just how many criminal trials has Mr. Sims been the attorney of record for during his career as a lawyer? I noticed that he was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in Sept. of 2005(less than 3 years ago). You seem to know more than most of the Osceola County voters about his "extensive experience". The rest of us would really appreciate some STRAIGHT FACTS!
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After hearing Mr. Sims' qualifications, I believe him to be the better fit for the position. Sorry readers.
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Jul 17, 2008
 
Sims' is the best qualified for the job, yes only three years of "attorney" experience. But has anybody looked further back in his work history???? He has worked for Osceola county for many years, the probation department to be exact, working by Kim Boohers side for a few years also. He is a family man who has worked his way from the bottom and only wants the best for ALL the people in this county.

Harwell did not know if he was even going to run untill the very last min when time was up on putting his name on the ballot. He is very sneaky and who is he exactly, where has he been and what good has he done for anybody in OSCEOLA COUNTY?!?!?!?!? I know I do not want somebody who cannot make up his mind about what he is going to do untill the very last min and want to go to the homes where Sims' has signs and start putting down his competition I do not know where he comes from but I hope he goes back!

And Marvin?!?!?!?!? WHy would we want somebody in office who cannot hold herself up at all of the local bars! Would she prosecute her friends from the courts or our policemen when they drive home from the bars?!?!?!?!? Prob not! We can all look into her past convictions but what about the ones she decided not to prosecute?!?!?!?! Where are they?

THis County NEEDS somebody in office that knows the ins and outs of how they work somebody fair and just.

The only candidate is Sims! If you do not know the facts then dont vote!!!
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Jul 17, 2008
 
Harwell 4 Prosecutor wrote:
Voters of Osceola County,
Are you aware that James Sims II has never tried a criminal case in front of a jury? He has been a practicing attorney for less than 3 years and has no criminal jury trial experience. Can we really afford another elected official with no experience?
HARWELL(R)FOR PROSECUTOR - VOTE AUGUST 5, 2008
Running for prosecuter you should know how to do your homework! Thank you again for showing you are nor fit to take care of our county!
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Jul 18, 2008
 
ok. everyone seems to be bad mouthing everyone on here. So far I have read why sandra marvin is bad, why cameron harwell is bad and why James Simms is bad. I am seeing people defend Sandra and James, but what about Cameron? If no one else is going to ask these questions I guess I will.
Cameron-Why are you running for prosecutor in Osceola County when you currently practice in Cadillac?
Cmaeron- Why did you leave the wexford county defender contract?
Cameron- Why did you wait so long to decide you were running for prosecutor in osceola county?
And my final question - Why do you think that experience is so important in the prosecutors office when even you yourself said that Marvin is a bad prosecutor? She has 12 years in the prosecutors office and in my opinion, her experience is not good at all. So please tell me why you think that experience is so damn important and why your experience is so great?
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I think it is great that James Sims is fresh and new. Maybe he won't be as corrupt as Sandra Marvin who apparently has stolen from peoples property and the Sheriff wanted to press charges but she thinks she is above the law. We need somebody new. Sandra Marvin is a disgrace to the office, not only is she a thief, but she openly drinks herself stupid at local bars.
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The only thing fresh about Sims is his law degree.
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Jul 28, 2008
 
So, you have a life threatening medical condition that needs surgery. Do you want a Dr. who claims to have surgical "experiences", with an unknown success rate (ie. sitting by watching someone else perform the surgery) yet has never done the operation by himself. OR do you want the Dr. who has done that type of operation for the past 15, or 20 years with a success rate of over 90%. If you don't know why experience is important, you need more of it. It's that simple.
Anyone BUT Sims for PA

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Jul 28, 2008
 
PLEASE DO NOT...
Elect
James J. Sims II
Osceola Prosecuting Attorney

"A man who (claims to)talk straight, treat people right & bring strength to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office."

AT LEAST HE NEVER CLAIMED TO BE HONEST OR TRUSTWORTHY!
GOTTA GIVE HIM CREDIT FOR THAT!

According to James Sim II he has
"PROVEN EXPERIENCE" Extensive Criminal Law Experience and Experience as a Small business owner.
REALITY: He was licensed to practice law 2 years ago an dhas NEVER been the attorney of record on a CRIMINAL TRIAL EVER!

According to Sims he has "INTEGRITY" "Strong work ethic" and a "Sense of Fiscal Responsibility" REALITY:Has a civil judgment against him in the
amount of $17,075.73 that is 10 years old. How
can we trust him with our tax $$$$$$?

Vote for anyone BUT Sims on August 5th!
Anyone BUT Sims for PA

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Jul 28, 2008
 
Prove him wrong! Name a case/county where you've been the attorney of record on a CRIMINAL TRIAL!
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Jul 28, 2008
 
Should anyone have any questions or concerns to voice to our committee, please feel free to contact us directly. This sight is obviously not reputable and we would prefer not to utilize this medium as a forum for debating the issues of our campaign. We will not endorse nor respond to entries of this blog.
Email: HARWELL-LAW@peoplepc.com
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Jul 28, 2008
 
Just me wrote:
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Running for prosecuter you should know how to do your homework! Thank you again for showing you are nor fit to take care of our county!
Still awaiting proof of Sims' "EXTENSIVE CRIMINAL LAW EXPERIENCE" Just how many criminal trials has HE represented clients in since he was admitted into the State Bar in Sept. of 2005?
They arent't as RARE as he claims in the Pioneer. Check out the State Court Administrator's Stats. http://courts.michigan.gov/
Apparently Sims can't take care of himself let alone the rest of the county!
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Jul 28, 2008
 
Check out the candidates according to the State Bar Assoc.

www.michbar.org/memberdirectory
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Jul 28, 2008
 
Meet the Candidates Night presented by the Osceola Township Assoc.
Monday, July 28 at 7:00pm
Lincoln Township Hall
Now that is FUNNY

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Jul 28, 2008
 
Someonewhocares wrote:
The only thing fresh about Sims is his law degree.
At least someone around here has a good sense of humor. That's the best comment yet!
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Jul 28, 2008
 
According to Sims he has "INTEGRITY" "Strong work ethic" and a "Sense of Fiscal Responsibility" REALITY:Has a civil judgment against him in the
amount of $17,075.73 that is 10 years old. How
can we trust him with our tax $$$$$$?

ok. first of all, these comments are slander. I would watch what you say if I were you. Second, for the true facts of the case or any other issue surrounding this campaign, go to the source. Its a very sad day in our county when the candidates for a public office will stoop so low that they need to bring up ten year old judgements against their opponets. This makes me think, "Is that all youve got?" Also, the tax payers money is not in jepordy when it comes to Mr. Sims. Judgements against creditors are paid by the individual, not the tax payers. These comments are obviously propoganda for Sandra Marvin and Cameron Harwell.

If anyone has any questions or concerns regarding ANY issues surrounding this campaign, please feel free to contact any candidate. We beg you please, as the voting public, make an educated vote on August 5th.
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Jul 28, 2008
 
Dr Love wrote:
So, you have a life threatening medical condition that needs surgery. Do you want a Dr. who claims to have surgical "experiences", with an unknown success rate (ie. sitting by watching someone else perform the surgery) yet has never done the operation by himself. OR do you want the Dr. who has done that type of operation for the past 15, or 20 years with a success rate of over 90%. If you don't know why experience is important, you need more of it. It's that simple.
The experience of that Dr with the 90% success rate had to start somewhere. A Dr. coming right out of medical school may not have the "experience" that everyone claims is so important, but is that Dr. that has ben practicing for 20 years, as up to date on the new technology and the new procedures that are saving so many lives today, as that newby right out of medical school? On top of that, no experience doesnt necesarily mean bad experience. Which would you rather have?

When you vote for presidents, do you vote for the most experienced candidate? Because if you do, how do you know they can run a country? Do any of them have experience running a whole government? Sometimes the best thing for any situation is just start over. If someone is willing to conform to do what it takes to get the job done, what difference does experience make? Every one of our presidents is in a history book somewhere. Good or Bad they all had a chance and WE elected them as voters. Why not give someone that is willing to work hard and do what it takes to get the job done have a chance at this public office.

With that in mind, on August 5th, make an eductaed vote and remember we ALL as voters have to live with the decisions.
I am voting for Sims

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Jul 29, 2008
 
I know Jim Sims is a good man. I have known him for 13yrs. I don't care if he hasn't had criminal trial experience...he knows the law well and he has had trial experience. I believe he will be tough on criminals and he his not part of the little loop that is in there now. Marvin is a thief, that is NOT a rumor, look it up if ya don't believe me. Her and the sheriff do not get along because of some of her criminal actions. Harwell, nobody even knows who you are.

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