As Meridian High School's Mock Trial coach I wish to express my support for Deborra Garrett for Superior Court judge. Deborra has been an amazing role model to students at Meridian for the past 11 years, displaying integrity and unbiased, independent thinking. Her vast experience in all types of law has provided us with insight in both criminal and civil cases. Deborra's command of the rules of evidence has made her an invaluable resource.
However, it is not just her broad knowledge and intelligence that has led me to support her campaign. It is her integrity. Deborra has continually shown the young people at Meridian what it means to respect all opinions and listen to all perspectives. She pushes the students to think about how others would view the arguments they are developing, playing the devil's advocate in every situation.
Furthermore, I believe it is critical that we have a Superior Court judge that understands the law from many perspectives, especially that of regular people and small businesses. It also is about time that we had a female judge in Whatcom County!