2018 General Election Voters' Guide
Skagit Superior Court - Judge Position 2

Coming Soon
Laura Riquelme

Legal/Judicial Experience: Currently: Skagit County Superior Court Judge; Formerly: Skagit County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney; Skagit County Senior Deputy Public Defender; Skagit County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem.

Other Professional Experience: Superior Court Judges Association Criminal Law/ Rules, Pre-trial/Sentencing, and Outreach Committees; Judicial College; volunteer attorney, Skagit Volunteer Lawyer Program; Committee Chairperson, Skagit County Bar Association.

Education: University of Massachusetts; Syracuse University College of Law.

Community Service: Currently: President, Madison Elementary PTO; Board Member, Community Action and Skagit Women in Business. Formerly: Mount Vernon City Library Trustee; youth soccer coach; English as a Second Language instructor (fluent in Spanish); AFSCME Local Union President.

Statement: Every day in court is an opportunity to apply my experience and the law while treating all parties with fairness and dignity. I have spent my entire legal career in Skagit County, serving as a judge with unique balance and perspective thanks to extensive trial experience as a public defender and a prosecutor.

I understand that each decision I make impacts real people’s lives. I have researched and ruled upon hundreds of motions and presided over more than 50 trials involving family law, civil lawsuits, and criminal law. Between my experience as an attorney and a judge, I hope you find me best qualified to continue in this position.

My commitment to this community’s values extends beyond the courtroom. I serve several community organizations and regularly teach local students civics. My husband and I live in Mount Vernon, where we raise our son in a bilingual home. I am also fluent in Spanish.

I am broadly endorsed by judges, attorneys, community leaders, and organizations. Please visit my website for updated endorsements. It is my honor to continue serving as one of your Superior Court Judges. Every case reinforces my commitment to the law, fairness, and justice, thanks to you!

(360) 941-5410