If you're a Republican in Thurston County, according to the anonymous person who wrote this, you're vote should go to Gilbert:
Regarding Greg Rosen and Bill Gilbert
1. Bill Gilbert knows the County's District and Superior courts well as his experience as a deputy prosecutor here and a defense lawyer give him the required knowledge and working of the District Court. He knows what works well and what doesn't. He wants to make a difference and that's why he's stepping up.
2. Bill Gilbert is endorsed by many crucial people at the Attorney General's office, i.e. those on the 7th floor where McKenna's office is located. These are the people whom McKenna hired. However, there are three strikes against Rosen I'd like you to know:
a. Greg Rosen was hired by Gregoire.
b. He is supported by maybe a couple other career attorneys at the AG office, who are not known to have Republican type of commitment to the Constitution.
c. Greg Rosen is also one of the four endorsed by the Democratic Party. I would not trust his judicial philosophy.
Judicial Race should not be a Popularity Contest (A letter to the editor from a fellow republican)
The County’s District Court Judicial race seems to have degenerated into a popularity contest like electing other politicians. A massive endorsement list does not reflect the quality of a judicial candidate and should NOT be the criteria for voters’ decision. In fact, attorney is a profession which ally themselves more together than any other professions. When was the last time you hear a lawyer testifying against another for legal malpractice? Endorsements from other big legal names actually make me more suspicious of ‘collusion’ within the legal community.
Instead, I urge voters to cast your vote based on the candidate’s ability to make sound judicial judgments (jurisprudence), which is directly related to a candidate’s length of time as an attorney and variety of experience in various areas in the legal field.
A few big names in this race have relatively short experience as attorneys. Sam Meyer, who was endorsed by The Olympian and other big names in the field, has been an attorney for only 13 years. Likewise, Jodi Erickson-Muldrew has 13 years & Laura Murphy has only 8 years.
Bill Gilbert has over 20 years’ legal experience with variety as deputy prosecutors in two counties, pro tem judge in various capacities, and a business owner in private practice. His variety of experience at various levels and capacities in Thurston County courts lend him the most relevant insight into what voters deserve at the District Court.
Bill gets my vote.