I know Superior Court Judge Paul Thompson well. He came to work as an attorney at the Snohomish County Public Defender Association in April of 2007 with prior experience as a public defender attorney in Chelan County. It was soon clear to me as association director that Paul was going to be an important addition to our organization. He started out representing clients in the county district courts. Although he also spent a term supervising the lawyers who practiced in that area, he spent most of the 11 years with the office handling serious and complicated cases in the Snohomish County Superior Court. While effectively representing his own clients, he was also seen by all the other lawyers as an important source for information and inspiration. Throughout his public defender career, Paul saw the humanity in his clients and worked to confront the inequities they struggled with.
Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Paul to the Superior Court from a group of about a dozen good lawyers who applied to replace Judge Ellen Fair. Now an overwhelming majority of the Snohomish County lawyers who practice in our courts, including many of those he faced in the prosecutor’s office, along with all the other Snohomish County judges, government officials, and other citizens support him in this election. I know what kind of person Paul Thompson is, and I agree that Judge Paul Thompson should be retained. Please join me in voting to retain Judge Paul Thompson.
Snohomish County Public Defender Association