Letter: Support Porter

It is always interesting to watch disparate politicians at the end of their failed campaigns. Almost instinctively, they dive head-first into the gutter and start making personal attacks throwing mud. Such is the case with Cathy Marshall. She has made numerous false accusations about Judge (Rick) Porter. Wisely, Judge Porter has not reciprocated; nor will I.

Support Porter

It is always interesting to watch disparate politicians at the end of their failed campaigns. Almost instinctively, they dive head-first into the gutter and start making personal attacks throwing mud. Such is the case with Cathy Marshall. She has made numerous false accusations about Judge (Rick) Porter. Wisely, Judge Porter has not reciprocated; nor will I.

As an attorney, I regularly prated in District Court and I also have served as a pro-tem judge for Judge Porter. I can tell you Judge Porter is very fair and even-handed. He holds offenders accountable, but also gives them opportunities to succeed by using community service, drug courts, mental health court and a “high risk” probation court. Through the years, I have watched lives change for the better because Judge Porter sets high standards and does not excuse bad behavior.

Over the years he has built one of the most effective courts in the state. He has returned a financial surplus every year he has been in office and generated an additional $800,000 in revenue. He does the work of 1.5 judges (according to the Administrative Office of the Courts) and has returned over $100,000 in unused vacation time to the county. He is one of the few elected officials that did exactly what he said he would do when he was first elected 12 years ago.

Please re-elect Judge Rick Porter

Larry Freedman,

Sequim

 

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