The recent political drama over the appointment of a Supreme Court justice has added another dose of angst to our society, in part because of the standards we expect from our judiciary – no overt political partiality, calm demeanor and honesty. I share the following from the American Bar Association:
A judge shall uphold and promote the independence, integrity, and impartiality of the judiciary, and shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety.
A judge shall perform the duties of judicial office impartially, competently, and diligently.
A judge shall conduct the judge’s personal and extrajudicial activities to minimize the risk of conflict with the obligations of judicial office.
I believe that Carolyn Jewett exemplifies these qualities, attributes and values, and will continue to do so as district court judge. These qualities can be found in a person regardless of age or sex. Please do not dismiss her because of her youthful appearance. If you have any questions about her abilities, qualifications, experience and dedication to the judicial system, I encourage you to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook.com/electcarolynjewett, visit her website at electcarolynjewett.com or send a letter to the Committee to Elect Carolyn Jewett for District Court, P.O. Box 3378, Friday Harbor, WA; 98250.
Judith L. Chovan