Skagit County Superior Court
Skagit County Senior Deputy Public Defender; Skagit County Superior
Court Law Clerk; Staff Attorney at King County Department of Public
Defense, Northwest Defenders Division; Orange County Deputy Public
Defender; Associate Attorney at Klinedinst PC.
Other Professional Experience
Northwest Justice Project Board of Directors. Previous chair of
board development committee. Currently board vice-president. Leadership
Academy Graduate from JustLead, Washington.
Anacortes High School; Western Washington University; Washington and
Lee University School of Law.
Skagit County Law Library Board of Trustees.
I have dedicated my career as a public defender to ensuring that all
people can be heard and treated fairly, despite the many barriers to
access justice. I work closely with people in mental health crises and
those struggling with addiction, poverty, and homelessness. I am a trial
attorney with approximately forty jury trials, and experience
representing juveniles, adults facing misdemeanors and serious felonies,
and individuals going through mental health civil commitment.
I have seen first-hand the intersection between poverty and law in civil
legal issues. That is why I joined the board of the largest civil legal
aid provider in the state.
I am running for Superior Court Judge because I care about this
community. It is where my husband and I chose to raise our young
children. It is where I grew up and made some of my closest friendships
that I hold dear to my heart. I want to give back in the best way I can.
Being a judge, in a position to uphold the Constitution and the laws of
this state, in a manner that is equitable and just for all, would be a
tremendous honor and privilege.
I humbly ask for your vote.
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