A Woodstock attorney announced on Monday that he plans to run for judge, a position currently held by Judge Frank Mills.
“Our courts must serve the interest of our citizens in a timely and responsible manner,” Mark Shriver said in a statement. “After 30 years on the bench, Judge Mills is running a court that is backlogged and has a reputation for slowly dealing with cases at taxpayer expense. I will cut costs for the taxpayers as an efficient and hard-working Judge.”
If elected, Shriver said he will save more than $2 million taxpayer dollars, reduce the court’s backlog, and modernize the office of Superior Court Judge.
He is running with three goals:
- To create a new drug court to reduce the court’s backlog of cases and build an effective courtroom. This would be completely funded by guilty defendants without any cost to taxpayers and will decrease the superior court’s case load.
- Create a new child support court specializing in child support cases that can overload the general court.
- Designate specific times for cases to be heard in court.