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Attorney Edward C. "Ned" Burt, Jr. Announces Bid for Hamden-Bethany Probate Court Judge

Attorney Edward C. "Ned" Burt, Jr. announces bid for the Hamden-Bethany Probate Court District Judge in the upcoming August 14, 2012 Democratic Primary.

It is with great pleasure that I announce I am running for the Probate Court Judge position for the Hamden-Bethany Probate Court District.  The towns of Bethany and Hamden have been well served over the years with Judge Guy Yale and Judge Salvatore Diglio both serving over thirty year terms.  Judge Yale retired when the two town courts were merged in the statewide consolidation of the Probate Court System.  Judge Diglio will reach retirement age next August.

I am running as a Democrat and qualified for the August 14th Primary by getting over 1,100 Petition Signatures in nine days.  We needed 819 to qualify and I was fortunate enough to receive support from Registered Democrats in both towns.

I am a lifelong resident of Hamden but understand the importance of representing both towns in Probate matters.  I believe that it is most important that a Probate Judge be Fair, be Compassionate, and have a high degree of Integrity in handling people and families at some of the most difficult times of their lives.

I have tried my entire thirty year legal career to act Fairly, Compassionately, and with a high degree of Integrity.  I have involved myself in community activities at all levels and have enjoyed participating for years as a youth sports coach and sponsor and in other community activities ranging from politics to helping to build Larry's Playground at Bassett Park.

I have been happily married to M. Christine (Chris) Burt for twenty-seven years. Chris is also an attorney.  Our office is located on Whitney Avenue and we do a general practice with an emphasis on real estate, accidents and probate matters.  Chris also practices in the area of Family Mediation Law.

I have been an adjunct faculty member at Quinnipiac University for over twenty-five years.  I am also on the Athletic Advisory Committe at QU.  I  am a graduate of Fairfield University and Western New England School of Law.

Chris and I have three children: Eddie who teaches English in Krakow, Poland; Rachel who was a substitute teacher at the Wintergreen Magnet School in Hamden this year after graduating from Fordham University; and Jimmy who spent a year at Trinity-Pawling Prep School after graduating from Hamden High School. He will be attending Trinity College in Hartford next year where he will continue to play hockey. 

While a Hamden native and proud of it, I understand that it is important that the Hamden-Bethany Probate Court District has a Judge who represents both towns.  I am reaching out to the members of the Bethany Community to let them know that I will do my best to get to know their community better and to handle their affairs as Probate Judge to the best of my abilities.

I would appreciate the support of all Registered Democrats in the August 14th Primary Election.  The role of a Probate Court Judge is important.  Our towns have been fortunate to have two fine men handle many delicate matters in a professional and respectful manner.  It is my hope to continue that tradition and I need your help to do so.

I ask for your support on August 14th in the Democratic Primary for Probate Court Judge.

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.  I intend to get out to Bethany to meet as many of you as I can before the Primary Election and most certainly will get a letter out to the Registered Democrats before the Primary takes place.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Edward C. "Ned" Burt, Jr.

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Clark D. Hurlburt July 12, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Ned will be an excellent Judge of Probate. At a time many of us fear being "swallowed up" by Hamden Ned committed to represent Bethany with equality and fairness. As a longtime Democrat and member of the executive board of the Bethany Democratic Town Committee he has my full support.
Carol Cangiano July 12, 2012 at 07:14 PM
I've known Ned personally and professionally for many, many years. He has always operated with the utmost integrity and fairness. He will make an exceptional probate judget for the people of Bethany. I choose to vote for the right person for the position, not based on the party with which they are affiliated. I feel Ned would be the right person for this position. He as my full support.
Patty Lujick July 13, 2012 at 11:34 AM
Ned Burt's is one of the nicest guys I know. He is personable, down to earth and compassionate which are required characteristics for a Probate Judge. In addition to these qualities, Ned is intelligent, thorough and, above all, honest. I have had the pleasure of working with Ned professionally and have found his ethical standards to be beyond reproach. Ned is the only logical choice for Judge of Probate for the Hamden-Bethany District. He has my full support.
Sue Ellen July 13, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Ned is honest, compassionate, fair, hard working and has ethical standards above reproach. He would serve the residents of Bethany quite well. At the end of the day, we deserve a Probate Judge that has these characteristics. Although re-redistricting was beyond our control, this is within our control and I can think of no better person than Ned Burt as Probate Judge. He has my full support!
Elizabeth Sargeant July 17, 2012 at 05:45 PM
I have known Attorney Burt, Jr. for over 20 years as a friend and business partner. Quite simply, he is the best of the best when it comes to taking care of his clients. He is the consummate professional of the utmost integrity and his attention to detail is above reproach. He always acts in the best interest of his client and is always will to help no matter how small or large the situation. Ned will make a great Probate Judge not only for the towns of Bethany and Hamden but the people of Bethany and Hamden as well! Liz Sargeant Sr. Loan Officer Luxury Mortgage NMLS #161510
Yuri Bouharevich July 25, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Ned and I first met during my sophomore year at Quinnipiac University. Right away, he proved to be a trusted mentor, friend and confidant. As I progressed in my studies, Ned challenged me academically and personally, helping me to become a better academic and up-and-coming professional. The skills I've been fortunate enough to learn from Ned, I appreciate and use in my day to day endeavors- Ned's keen ability to connect with people, from all walks of life, his compassion and integrity- have influenced me to become better, myself. This said, I believe Ned will be an amazing probate court judge because I have seen- first hand, his ability to judge situations fairly, his commitment to justice and his compassion towards to citizens. Ned Burt is an outstanding member of our community, and I believe he is committed to bettering Hamden for generations to come. Yuri Bouharevich Quinnipiac University MBA Student
Pete Tredwell July 30, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Sometimes we use hyperbole in describing people we like, but in this case, it is warranted. Ned Burt is a pillar of the community. As a lifelong resident of Hamden, he has seen and heard just about everything, and his response always includes a smile. He is fun, but fair, and has used these qualities to help build a strong law practice in town. As a former neighbor of Ned's, I have seen him outside the business setting. As someone who has used Ned for my legal needs, I have seen him in the business setting. He is a unique individual in that what you see is what you get. There is nothing phony about him. He's not just out for your vote. He truly wants what is best for people and would be a fantastic addition to the bench. Pete Tredwell Flower Mound, TX

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