Court of Appeals candidate says result has nothing to do with charm.
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The state bar has released the results of its latest survey. Of the six candidates for Court of Appeals, the highest ratings went to Chris McFadden. McFadden received, by a substantial margin, the greatest number of ratings as “qualified” and “well qualified.” McFadden was rated “well qualified” by 1,132 respondents. By comparison, the candidates who received the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth greatest number of “well-qualified” ratings received a combined total of 717 such ratings. The candidate who received the second greatest number of “well-qualified” ratings, David Schaeffer, received 859 such ratings.
McFadden said he was grateful for the support. “It is an endorsement from my peers of my qualifications, and I value it highly in that respect,” said McFadden. He added that the results shouldn’t be “written off as a matter of personal charm,” saying that wasn’t his strong suit.