endorse Karama Hawkins

Thank you for taking a few minutes to visit my campaign website and read about my background and qualifications to be a judge in our community.

I have lived in the Shoreline area for 34 years. For the past 14 years, I have worked as a Public Defender in the Municipal and District Courts of King County. And for the past 6 years, I have served most of our western Washington courts as a Judge Pro Tem. In these courts, I have spent more than 360 days presiding over cases that involve ordinary people with difficult challenges to overcome.

As a judge, I will seek to empower those whose voices are often unheard and whose challenges are sometimes misunderstood and marginalized. I will try to help these folks take control of their own lives and move down more productive life paths. I believe that the justice system should be an opportunity for both accountability and positive change.

I hope that after you read more about my background and vision for creating more equity in the justice system, I can earn your vote in November.

Karama Hawkins