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Announcement for Re-Election
Blake A. Bittel announces his 2020 candidacy to be re-elected as District Judge for the 23rd Judicial District on the Republican ticket. The 23rd Judicial District includes Ellis, Trego, Rooks and Gove counties. Bittel was born in WaKeeney, Kansas, raised on a farm in Trego County, and attended high school in Ellis, Kansas.
After high school, Bittel obtained his undergraduate degree from Fort Hays State University and a Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University School of Law, graduating with honors. Following law school, he engaged in litigation practice in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for 14 years and represented business and individual clients in complex litigation cases throughout the state of Oklahoma, among other states and Federal Courts.
In 2007, he moved back to his roots in the 23rd Judicial District. After moving back to Kansas, Bittel's private practice continued with civil litigation and expanded to Domestic and Criminal Law. He continued with his practice of personal injury, insurance disputes, banking issues and a variety of other legal issues.
In 2016, Bittel was appointed by the Kansas Governor to serve as the 23rd Judicial District Judge and was subsequently elected to serve a four-year term. During that service he has handled a multitude of cases and trials, including complex medical and personal injury actions, difficult issues regarding farm, land and water rights, domestic custody and child support, probate, insurance disputes and general issues regarding citizen complaints.
Given his vast actual experience in all areas of the law, he is more than qualified to continue to represent the constituents from Ellis, Gove, Trego and Rooks counties in all future issues that arise and affect their rights. Those rights include, but are not limited to, 4th amendment privacy to their property and communications, 5th amendment rights, property rights, parentage rights, and general rights to secure money damages, limit those damages according to the law, and enforce contracts. These are complicated issues that you as voters should want to have decided by an individual with the background and experience to handle such important issues with reason.
Along with my experience in law, I am allowed as a judge to utilize my experiences as an individual. I was raised on a farm in Western Kansas and hold values that are engraved by my mom and dad, Stan and Kerry Bittel, who still reside on a farm in Ellis County, Kansas. My wife Rayna and I share five children and two beautiful grandchildren, and are concerned with and involved in their future every day. In addition to over 20 years of hard work and experience, I think that upraising here, and experience as a Dad and Papa give me a great advantage to any opponent!
As such, I would appreciate your vote in the primary for District Judge for the 23rd Judicial District.
Thank you in advance for your support!