Judges are the gatekeepers – the referees – in the courtroom. They are tasked with keeping out bias, prejudice, and sensationalism. Judges safeguard civility, due process, and the rule of law. I will strive to keep those values in mind as a judge. While I am on the bench, I want most to remember that the decisions made in the courtroom directly impact everyday people, families, and businesses.
I promise to listen to the people that come into my courtroom and to their advocates. I will defend due process at every step. I will seek every day to make our justice system better, fairer, and more efficient. As you review my site I want to thank you, in advance, for the opportunity to earn your vote so that together we can protect each and everyone’s right to a fair day in court.