As the campaign season progresses, we will continue to update the site with more information about each potential and actual judicial candidate in the field. As we have done in the past, we will keep you updated on who actually files to become a candidate, and who withdrawals from the race, as well as keeping track of each candidate's endorsements and Bar Association Rating.

This year, we wanted to try to present additional information to help voters come to their own conclusions about each candidate. To do so, we came up with a questionnaire and sent it to each candidate asking them 10 questions. We hope that the answers to these questions will help our readers learn more about a candidate's qualifications, experience, character, and judicial philosophy. We also hope a bit of personality is revealed through their answers.

Here are the 10 questions that were posed to the candidates:

  1. What has been the general nature of your practice?
  2. Why do you consider yourself qualified to be judge?
  3. What is it about our criminal justice system that inspires you?
  4. What about our current criminal justice system do you believe needs to be reformed?
  5. As a judge, what would your sentencing philosophy be?
  6. Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night thinking about a case and wishing you had handled something differently? If so, please describe one situation.
  7. Who are your role models and why?
  8. What is your favorite book, movie, or tv show of all time and why did it speak to you so much?
  9. Name a song that you were obsessed with as a teenager.
  10. What is you favorite number? 

If you are a candidate and did not get emailed a link to the questionnaire, you can submit your answers by clicking here: Judicial Candidate Questionnaire.