As a new resident of Edmonds, but a longtime follower of Snohomish County politics, I am writing in support of Judge Paul Thompson for the upcoming election. Judge Thompson was appointed to the Snohomish County Superior Court bench late last year and is now running to retain his position.
Besides being exceptionally well-qualified for his position (his endorsements are diverse and too long to list), I know Judge Thompson to be extremely capable, thoughtful and trustworthy. I can think of no one better to help ensure access to justice for all Snohomish County residents, regardless of their backgrounds.
Judge Thompson took a non-traditional path to his judicial career, starting out in community college and working for years before attending law school. In my opinion, those beginnings gave him a solid appreciation for real-world challenges that many people who might enter his courtroom face.
He is a natural, but unassuming, leader and focuses on collaboration over credit. Judge Thompson has a talent for bringing people to consensus.
Judge Thompson brings a dedication, tenacity and thoroughness to everything he does. I am confident that in the courtroom he seeks the best possible outcome for all parties. He is a passionate, smart and dedicated judge who will continue to serve the best interests of Snohomish County. Please join me in voting to retain Judge Paul Thompson for Position 14.