OSBA Member Spotlight Special Edition: A Conversation With Justice Melody Stewart
You were elected to the Supreme Court in a year of historic wins for women. What was the motivation for your run?
I do believe the adage, “To whom much is given, much is required.” I've been blessed to have been educated at some of the best public and private universities and colleges the state has to offer, so it is a way of giving back. It's doing the work, getting the education, reading the case law and doing the study to be able to do the job as well as I can and be able to impart that in my work. I've always believed in servant leadership as the highest form of leadership. So that's what being an elected official, being a public servant, means to me.