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John C. Skinder

Legal/Judicial Experience: Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, currently legal advisor to the Thurston County Sheriff, Treasurer, Assessor and Coroner.  Prior experience includes leading the Special Victims Trial Team, Domestic Violence Unit, Juvenile Justice Team, and the Appellate Unit at the Thurston County Prosecutor's Office.

Other Professional Experience: Thurston County Bar Association, Past President and current Board Member; Children's Advocacy Centers of Washington, Board Member.

Education: Seattle University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, and College of William & Mary, B.A.

Community Service: Volunteer at Black Lake Elementary School and volunteer coach youth sports.

Statement: I am John Skinder and I hope to earn your vote for Thurston County Superior Court Judge.  Respect for all parties and the rule of law are of utmost importance to me. The values I bring to this position are integrity, patience, fairness, and an excellent work ethic.  I believe everyone deserves their fair day in court.

Over my nearly twenty year career as a deputy prosecuting attorney, I have fought for justice for crime victims and accountability for offenders.  I have extensive trial and appellate experience.  I have been the lead attorney of the Special Victims Team and the Domestic Violence Unit; helping children and families in need is why I became a lawyer.  Currently, I am the legal advisor to our Thurston County Sheriff, Treasurer, Assessor, and Coroner.    

I am rated "Exceptionally Well Qualified" for this position by Washington Women Lawyers, and am endorsed by a broad cross-section of our community including many current and former Judges.  For a full list of endorsements, please visit my website at johnskinderforjudge.com.  

My wife and I care deeply about this community and actively volunteer for many causes.  We reside in Tumwater where we raise our ten-year-old son.