Current Endorsements / Snohomish County

 

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Judge Edirin Okoloko / Snohomish County Superior Court.

After moving to the Pacific Northwest, Judge Okoloko earned his second law degree with honors from Seattle University. After graduating from law school, Judge Okoloko was hired as a Judicial Law Clerk to Judge Michael Downes (Rtd) of the Snohomish County Superior Court.  He was later recruited by the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office and spent 13 years as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney prosecuting some of the most difficult charges of homicide, sexual assault, elder abuse, child abuse and other crimes against vulnerable members of our community.
Judge Okoloko has always been known for treating everyone with dignity and respect.  In 2007 and 2008, as the recipient of the Clerk’s Choice Award, he was honored by the Snohomish County court clerks for personifying personal and professional civility and courtesy to staff, litigants, and the bench.
During his career in the Prosecutor’s Office, he was also a member of the Snohomish County Multi-Agency Response Team (S.M.A.R.T) which investigates incidents involving use of force by law enforcement officers.  He was also one of the on-call prosecutors responding to county wide homicides on behalf of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Judge Okoloko was selected by Washington State Governor to serve on the Snohomish County Superior Court Bench in 2018.

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Judge Jennifer Langbehn / Snohomish County Superior Court.

Jennifer Langbehn is a Washington native who graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 2005, and had a 13-year career representing Snohomish County parents and families in dependency and termination actions, as well as adoptions and other family law issues.  She served on the Snohomish County Table of Ten, an organization dedicated to improving the dependency process for families and other participants.  Judge Langbehn also served as an Arbitrator in child support matters and a Superior Court Commissioner pro tempore before being appointed to the Snohomish County Superior Court bench by Governor Jay Inslee, and taking office on June 4, 2018.  Judge Langbehn currently chairs the Superior Court’s Family Law Committee and also serves on the Court Operations and Juvenile Court Committees.  She and her husband live in Everett with their 2 sons.

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Judge Paul Thompson / Snohomish County Superior Court.

Long-time public defender Paul Thompson was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to the Snohomish County Superior Court this month by Gov. Jay Inslee: “Paul is highly regarded by those who know him and have worked with him. His even and professional temperament, and his sense of justice, will be a fine addition to the Snohomish County bench Paul will replace retiring Judge Ellen Fair."
Paul has spent the past 11 years at the Snohomish County Public Defender Association handling high-profile cases as well as serving as both the misdemeanor and felony attorney supervisor. Prior to joining SCPDA, he was a public defender in Chelan County. Paul graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law and Eastern Washington University.
Paul will be stepping down from his volunteer positions as the President of the Washington Defender Association and as a board member from the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

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Dave Somers / Snohomish County Executive

Dave Somers is running for re-election as the Snohomish County Executive. As County Executive, Dave has excelled at turning what was a poorly run and ineffective organization into a streamlined customer service driven local government. 
Dave brings his experience as a fisheries scientist to work daily. He’s a champion of conservation and sustainability, leading successful environmental restoration efforts across Snohomish County. He also brings a much-needed evidenced-backed approach to local government, where data and real feedback inform the direction of county services and programs.
Dave is also the President of the Puget Sound Regional Council where he works with other local governments to develop a long-term vision and a well developed plan for our region’s future. A member of the Sound Transit Board, Dave is a leader in developing an efficient and accountable regional transit system for the entire Puget Sound.

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Craig Cyr / Langley City Council Position 4

A longtime community activity and Democratic Precinct Committee Office, Craig Cyr was motivated to run for City Council because position 4 needed a progressive voice alternative. Craig’s campaign for City Council centers on a desire to see the Langley community move forward sustainably, inclusively, and compassionately. Craig’s top priorities include:
Justice. Craig supports the original sanctuary city ordinance.
Free Press. Craig supports free press and its vital role in our democracy.
Transparency. Craig advocates for complete City Hall transparency.
Environment. Craig will work to reduce Langley’s carbon footprint.
Open Space. Craig favors preserving open spaces, watershed, bluffs, and critical areas.
Marine Environments. Craig supports  the preservation of marine environments.
Infrastructure. Craig supports Langley’s 2019 Capital Improvements/Infrastructure tax levy.
Community. Craig seeks affordable and diversified housing options.
Readiness. Craig supports the Neighborhood Disaster Readiness program.
Community. Craig values Langley’s neighboring farms, artists, and businesses.
Culture. Craig supports the Certified Creative District application.
Craig Cyr has received endorsements from former Langley City Council Member Rene Neff, and many others, including the 10th LD Democrats.
Craig’s past community involvements include serving as King County Fire Commissioner for Fire District 5, Lake Forest Park Library Commissioner, Poor People’s Campaign Local Organizer, Hearts and Hammers volunteer, and Boy Scouts Asst Scoutmaster.
Craig holds a Master’s Degree in Physics, and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Math.
 

 

Larry Sather/ Stanwood City Council

 

 

 

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