The Court of Appeals is the second-highest court in the State. Eastern Washington deserves judges at this level with judicial experience and proven leadership. There is no substitute for my 27 years of legal experience as a judge, civil attorney, prosecutor, and public defender. As an attorney and law clerk, I have worked on hundreds of appeals.
For the last 11 years, I have been a Judge for the Spokane Municipal Court. Our Court has been recognized locally and nationally for developing innovative programs that address the underlying causes of criminal behavior.
My dedication to our community is demonstrated by my volunteer and committee work. I have served on the Spokane Regional Law and Justice Commission as well as the Executive Council for our church, Life Center Foursquare.