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|DATE OF BIRTH:||March 12, 1954|
|PLACE OF BIRTH:||Camp LeJeune, North Carolina|
|OCCUPATION:||District Court Judge|
|LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA: 21 years
University of Virginia, 1976, B.A. Gonzaga University School of Law, 1982, J.D., magna cum laude.
POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
District Court Judge, Ketchikan, 1995-present. United States Magistrate Judge, part-time: Ketchikan, 1995-present; Juneau, 1989-95.
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
President, Alaska Conference of Judges, 1998. Adjunct Professor, University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau and Ketchikan, 1989-97. Attorney in private practice, 1982-95, except during service as Assistant Public Defender, Ketchikan, 1984-85.
SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
First City Rotary (Ketchikan), Alaska and Ketchikan Bar Associations, Court Fairness and Access Implementation Committee, National Association of Women Judges, High School Debate Judge, State-Federal Court Gender Equality Task Force, Judicial Education Planning and Mentorship Committee
The court is a place where people reasonably expect fair and
courteous treatment. The court is also a place where people
expect protection and enforcement of our federal and state laws
and constitutions. Judges have a duty to insure public trust and
confidence in the court system.
It has been my privilege to work as a judge for the people of Alaska. If retained, I will continue to work hard to improve our court system. I have learned that a judge has great power to affect lives and equally great responsibility to insure that power is never abused. I will do my best to be fair to all people that depend on the court system for justice.
ALASKA JUDICIAL COUNCIL