Letters to the Editor

Forbes for Kitsap Superior Court

On Primary Election Day, we must choose from among a field of four lawyers vying for the open judicial seat in our Superior Court, left vacant by retiring Judge Karlynn Haberly.

I am supporting Jennifer Forbes.

Jennifer is the only candidate among the four seeking this position who has been rated “Exceptionally Well Qualified” by more than one bar association (votingforjudges.org). This rating is the highest honor available to a judicial candidate. She is also the only candidate among the field who currently practices both criminal and civil law in Superior Court,  and she is a mentor and a domestic violence educator.

I know it is hard to know who to vote for in judicial elections.  Jennifer’s blend of outstanding professional credentials and years of civic activism make her the best choice.

Please vote. And please vote for Jennifer Forbes as our next Superior Court judge.

Lynda McMaken
Attorney at Law
Bainbridge Island

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It is without hesitation that we enthusiastically endorse Jennifer Forbes for Kitsap County Superior Court.

Jennifer’s judicial experience as judge pro tem in every District and Municipal Court in Kitsap County firmly establishes her successful track record serving as a judge. Jennifer’s diverse and broad-based support is evidence that she will continue to bring fairness and impartiality to the bench.  These are the hallmarks of proper judicial temperament.

Beyond her exceptional service on the bench as judge pro tem, Jennifer has proven her dedication to Kitsap County with an extraordinary record of community service. Jennifer does not just have the support of judges and lawyers, but also from an impressive list of community leaders.  Jennifer is smart, rightly inquisitive, does her homework and is dependably prepared. Over her many years as a lawyer, Jennifer has proven her deep appreciation for access to justice for everyone. We are voting for her and hope you do too. We invite you to learn more about Jennifer Forbes at www.forbesforjudge.com.

Judge Katherine Carruthers
Bainbridge Island
Municipal Court

Judge Tarry Decker
Port Orchard
Municipal Court

Judge James Docter
Municipal Court

Judge M. Karlynn Haberly
Kitsap County
Superior Court

Judge Stephen Holman
Kitsap County
District Court

Judge Kevin Hull
Kitsap County
Superior Court

Judge Robin Hunt
Court of Appeals, Division II

Judge Jeffrey Jahns
Kitsap County District Court

Judge William Kamps
Kitsap County Superior Court (Ret.)

Judge W. Dan Phillips
Kitsap County District Court (Ret.)

Judge James Riehl
Kitsap County District Court


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