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