General Election: November 6, 2018

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Rosemary Kaholokula


Skagit County Superior Court

Position 2

Laura RiquelmeLegal/Judicial Experience: Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor, Skagit County, since 2007. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Whatcom County, 1998 – 2007. Appellate Attorney for indigent defendants, 1995 – 1998. Self-employed Attorney, 1995-1998. Assistant Attorney General, American Samoa, 1993-1995. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Maui, Hawaii, 1990-1993.

Other Professional Experience: Facilitator in Child Abuse Interviewing/ Assessment training at Criminal Justice Training Commission; numerous speaking engagements on criminal justice topics.

Education: University of Texas, Bachelor’s Degree in Finance (1987) and Juris Doctorate (1989).

Community Service: Fidalgo Island Rotary; YMCA Youth and Government Mock Trial Evaluator; board member of community organizations; speaker for community and professional presentations.

Statement: Justice, dedication, and diligence have been my guiding principles throughout my career. I have worked as an attorney for over 28 years, with 23 of those years in Skagit and Whatcom counties. I have served the citizens of Skagit County as Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor since 2007.

As a prosecutor I have worked hard to keep our communities safe for our children and families while protecting the rights of those accused of crimes. A prosecutor is charged with seeking justice. I have a proven track record of seeking justice by looking at all the facts, applying the law to the facts, and handling cases accordingly. As a judge I will act impartially while ensuring that all those who appear before me are treated fairly and with respect and that their rights are protected.

In addition to working as a prosecutor, I have worked on behalf of indigent defendants as an appellate attorney. As both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, I have written numerous briefs and made multiple presentations to the Court of Appeals.

I am endorsed by judges, law enforcement, victim advocates, prosecutors, attorneys, elected officials, and community leaders. More information and specific endorsements are at

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Opponent: Laura Riquelme, Bremerton, WA
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