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Echo Press photo by Jo Colvin Judge David Battey has been serving the Seventh District since 1995.

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In an almost-perfect world, David Battey wouldn't have to worry about anything more serious than how much a cow is worth.

He wouldn't have to settle family disputes or sign orders for protection. He wouldn't have to watch children be traumatized by custody disputes or get them protection from their own parents. He wouldn't have to see neighbors become enemies. He wouldn't see liars, thieves, cheaters, sex offenders and murderers.


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