Judge Thompson has overwhelming support of many

The facts support retaining Judge Paul Thompson, Snohomish County Superior Court Judge, Position 14.

Having lived in Snohomish County for over 60 years, I appreciate hearing comments from folks who actually live in our county and have a vested interest in what happens here. The Oct. 8 letter from a Seattle resident does not reflect actual facts about our local judicial election.

In my work, I’m often called upon to review job candidates’ applications, so I’m always careful to sort fact from flowery words.

The writer of that letter misleadingly states “she has the support of her colleagues and peers.” However a quick look at that candidate’s campaign website reveals that she has no endorsements from her colleagues and peers. However, Judge Paul Thompson truly does have the documented support of colleagues and peers.

He is overwhelmingly supported by his peers in the legal community; 82 percent of the attorneys voting in the recent Snohomish County Bar Association poll ranked him as their top choice.

He is endorsed by every one of our Snohomish County Superior Court and District Court Judges.

He is rated “exceptionally well qualified” or “well qualified” by seven minority bar associations.

His entire career has been devoted to public service, and even though he previously worked as a public defender, he has the support of seven law enforcement organizations. They obviously respect him.

These are the facts.

Judge Paul Thompson is an intelligent, thoughtful, empathetic person who deeply cares about making a difference. He represents the best in all of us.

Laurel Hammer

Mill Creek

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