Judicial races are way down at the end of the ballot, but most people still want to know that the judges they elect are thoughtful, experienced, and above all – that they share their vision for what kind of community we all want to live in. Most people find that it’s hard to vote for judges – so thank you for taking the time to learn more about me, my background, and my values.

I’m running for District Court judge because I believe working families in south King County – like families everywhere – deserve to have a judge who understands their daily life struggles and concerns. I was raised to believe that if I worked hard to get where I wanted to be in life, I could get there. But I also know from my own experience that this plan doesn’t always work out for everyone. Life’s unexpected family challenges, financial issues, divorce, and illness happen in many people’s lives — despite our best intentions.

I was also raised to treat everyone the way I would want to be treated. I do my best to follow that golden rule every day in the courtroom.

Most people will have their one and only contact with the justice system in a community court like our King County District Court. Whether that is the result of a criminal charge – as a defendant, victim, or family member – or a civil case, where only money is involved – people want a judge who shares their values and concerns. I believe my life experiences and my broad legal background make me the kind of judge you would want in the District Court.

I invite you to read more about my background on this website. Between now and November, I hope to earn your trust and your vote.