Whatcom County Superior Court
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Whatcom County Prosecutor’s Office
2010-12, 2013-present; Attorney, Carmichael Clark 2012-13; Judge pro
tem, Bellingham Municipal Court 2012-13; Assistant City Attorney,
Bellingham City Attorney’s Office 2007-2010.
Other Professional Experience
Adjunct Faculty, Whatcom Community College 2011-present
B.A. Economics (2005), Western Washington University; J.D. (2008),
Seattle University School of Law.
Whatcom Unified Command COVID 19 Response; Sexual Assault Response
2010-present; Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Taskforce
2016-present; Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Services Board
2019-present; Legal Trainer -Forensic Nurses 2018,19; Law Enforcement
(multi-agency) 2016-present; Whatcom Humane Society 2020; Church
Volunteer; Youth Soccer Coach.
Whatcom County is my home. I grew up in Bellingham, attended local
schools, and graduated from WWU. My extended family lives here and my
wife and I are raising our children here. This is my community.
I work for the people. I started as a lawyer for the City of Bellingham
and climbed my way up through Municipal, District, and Juvenile Courts.
I now prosecute felony crime in Superior Court, with a focus on seeking
justice for survivors of sexual assault. Outside the courtroom, I teach
constitutional law at the college, and provide regular legal training to
police and community groups. Through this, and time spent as a judge pro
tem, I gained invaluable civil, criminal, and judicial experience.
I am grateful for the meaningful endorsements of Whatcom County Judges
Matt Elich and David Grant, Bellingham Police Guild, Prosecutor Eric
Richey, Sheriff Bill Elfo, Lummi Police Captain Melanie Campos, Whatcom
Councilmember Barry Buchanan, Humane Society Director Laura Clark, and
many other community leaders.
As your Judge, I will promote equality in the courtroom and serve each
of you with compassion and integrity. My commitment is to the people of
Whatcom County and I humbly ask for your vote.
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