Serving as Spokane County District Court Judge will be the beginning of the most important journey yet. I have dedicated my life to my career, and it would be my honor and privilege to serve as your District Court Judge in Spokane County.
I ask for your vote!
In my 20-year legal career, I have worn many hats. I have litigated cases in various courts throughout the state. Whether a prosecutor, owning my own firm, handling criminal defense work, sitting on the bench as a Court Commissioner in Airway Heights, or as a Pro Tem Judge in Spokane and with the Kalispel Tribe, my experience has led me down the path to run for District Court Judge in Spokane County.
I have taken every opportunity to make sure I am experienced and ready to serve the Spokane community as a Judge. It is not a decision I have made lightly. The role of a judge is more than putting on a robe and taking the bench. It requires dedication, time, and continued learning. It requires careful but efficient decision making. It requires respect for others, patience, and commitment to the rule of law.
Listen to my interview with Spokane Valley Speaks below. Topics include my experiences on the bench since 2019, how I balance victim and defendant's interests, and factors I consider when deciding if the release of an individual is appropriate.