Whatcom County voters have an important decision to make in the Aug. 7 primary election. We have the opportunity to elect Carrie Coppinger Carter, a highly acclaimed attorney, a mother and an active volunteer for schools and her church, as a Superior Court judge. Carrie will bring a fresh perspective to Superior Court. She's quite familiar with both Bellingham, where she runs her law practice, and the north county, where she grew up picking berries and milking cows. She has 13 years of experience as an attorney, but retains the energy and passion needed to handle a Superior Court judge's high workload. Carrie's experience includes criminal and family law issues plus a broad spectrum of complex civil and commercial issues, including property, employment and contracts. With the most Superior Court trial experience of the candidates in recent years, she is respected for her knowledge of its rules of evidence. Carrie also has served as Judge Pro Tem in Whatcom County District Court since 2007 and is admitted to practice law in federal, state and local tribal courts. Carrie's broad-based support includes the mayors of Blaine, Everson, Nooksack and Sumas. While Carrie would be the first woman to serve as a Whatcom County Superior Court judge if elected, I support her because she is the most qualified for the position. Please join me in voting for Carrie Coppinger Carter.
Karen Kramer Kildall