I am proud to endorse Deborra Garrett for the position of Whatcom County Superior Court judge. I have known Deborra since I was eight years old. She has represented various members of my family as an attorney, including my much beloved late grandparents. Grandpa was a retired Whatcom County dairy farmer, a lifelong Whatcom County resident who was born and raised in Lynden, and grandma grew up on South Hill in Bellingham. A situation arose when they needed an attorney to help care for another family member. Because Deborra had represented my injured father, a commercial fisherman, and had treated him with compassion and fairness, grandpa and grandma decided to retain her services. They believed that Deborra treated them with honesty, respect, and, above all, that she explained the law to them in an approachable manner to help them through their situation. For many years afterward grandpa would say, "That Deborra Garrett is one smart gal!" I know that if elected, Deborra Garrett will treat those who come before her on the bench as individuals first. She will listen to the arguments and concerns of both sides with compassion and respect. Above all, she will treat all who come into her courtroom fairly and impartially. I urge you all to join with me and vote for that "smart gal" Deborra Garrett for Whatcom County Superior Court judge!
Mary L. Dickinson