Lentz announces bid for Buncombe County District Court Judge

Press release from Lentz for Judge:

Attorney B. Todd Lentz announced today that he will run for District Court Judge in Buncombe County, the 40th Judicial District, currently held by Chief District Court Judge Calvin Hill, who will be retiring after his current term.

Todd is a seasoned attorney who is a native of Asheville. He is a proud alumnus of Mars Hill University and received his juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2001.  Todd is married to Courtney Lentz, and they have 3 children. He lives in East Asheville and has practiced law in Buncombe County, as well as most counties in Western North Carolina, since 2001 where he has worked as a lawyer representing clients in court every day in all fields of law that are overseen in District Court.  Todd also has an extensive history of practicing in State Superior Court as well as Federal Court.  “My diverse background in law will give me the insight that is needed to serve on the bench. I will act in a fair and impartial manner listening to what is presented and applying the appropriate law.”

Todd comes from a long line of Asheville attorneys with his grandfather, DeVere C. Lentz, being sworn in on the 28th day of January, 1924, and his father, DeVere C. Lentz, Jr., being sworn in on the 7th day of August, 1954.  Prior to practicing law Todd was a North Carolina Probation/Parole Officer in Buncombe County and is also a Veteran of the United States Navy.

District Courts deal with not only a person’s freedom, as in criminal matters, but they also deal with a person’s family, divorce and custody, a person’s property, equitable distribution, child support and civil claims, as well as juvenile matters and matters involving The Department of Social Services.  As an attorney Todd has practiced in all of these Courts and as a Judge, Todd’s goals would be to see that all citizens are heard and that all matters are dealt with in a fair and efficient manner.

It is Todd’s lifelong dream to be a Judge and serve the citizens of Buncombe County and it would be his honor to do so.

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