Judicial Candidates Visit Oswego Sunrise Rotary

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OSWEGO, NY – Oswego County Court Judge Walter Hafner spoke to the Oswego Sunrise Rotary Club on Thursday, Sept. 4.

Walter Hafner, left, and Kim Seager are greeted by Rotary president George Reed.Judge Hafner told of his experience as a young professional being sent to Australia by Rotary District 7150.

He has fond memories of the Rotarians he met on the trip.

One farmer from the Outback visited his family farm several times.

The most satisfying part of his job occurs when people he has sentenced to prison turn their lives around and thank him.

The judge said he has met men that have appeared before him and have told him they are grateful that they were forced to look at their life.

Substance abuse was a frequent factor in criminal behavior.

Kim Seager, candidate for Family Court Judge, also visited the club.

She noted a primary election will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

The Oswego Sunrise Rotary meets each Thursday at 6:30 a.m. at the Oswego Tea Company.

For more information on Rotary, contact President George A. Reed, at (315) 216-4266.