Terry Williams

Personal: I am 60 years old. I am married, a father to five adult children, and a grandfather to four grandchildren. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). Graduated from Arizona State University with an English degree and a minor in Spanish. I graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law (Go Zags!).
Professional: I’ve been a sole practitioner and a courtroom lawyer for 24 years. For the past 20 years, I have lived in Colville, and my office is located in Colville, and I’ve practiced the past 20 years in the tri-county courtrooms. My areas of practice have been all types of civil law, including family law (adoptions to child custody disputes), dependency law (advocating for parents whose children have been removed by CPS), years of GAL work advocating for children, small civil litigation, debt collection matters, guardianships, probate, social security disability law, some personal injury and some criminal misdemeanor law.
Why am I running for the position?
I am highly capable and I am the right candidate for the job at this time. I love the people who make up our community. Our community needs good judges who make good decisions. I believe that I can best serve the tri-county area with my 24 years of courtroom experience. As a judge, it will be my job to do The Right Thing for all who enter the courtroom. That includes making a lot of tough choices. A judgeship is the type of public service I am most qualified to do.

David Turplesmith

Hello, I am Dave Turplesmith and I am running for Superior Court Judge because I care about our community and have the experience and integrity to be Superior Court Judge. I’m fair, honest, independent and hard working. I will work for you and always be respectful of your Constitutional and Second Amendment rights.
I was born in Okinawa at Kadena Air Base. My father and grandfather served in the military. It was my dream to also serve, but at the age of 11 I developed juvenile diabetes and found another way to serve my country as a prosecutor and judicial officer.
I graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law with honors and received a public interest scholarship.
I have been married to my beautiful wife Rondi since 2003. We have two wonderful children, David, 9, and Evelyn, 7. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family and am active in Boy Scouts. I have coached little league and youth basketball.
I have spent the last 14 years as a lawyer and judicial officer protecting children and the elderly from predators.
I am the only candidate with full time judicial experience. I currently serve as a Stevens County Superior Court Commissioner and have also served as an Administrative Law Judge since 2009. I was a Stevens County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney from 2006 to 2009 and a Washington State Assistant Attorney General from 2002 to 2006.
I serve on the Superior Court Judges Association Rural Courts Committee and work hard to protect and advocate for the values and needs of the people of Ferry County.
I have prosecuted violent criminals, such as murderers and child abusers. I am the only candidate with experience as a felony prosecutor conducting jury trials in Superior Court.

I will uphold the law, protect people’s rights and keep our communities safe. I’m the only candidate endorsed by Judge Al Nielson, because I am the only candidate with the experience, knowledge, and independence to be a Superior Court Judge. I am endorsed by police, firefighters, veterans and small business owners. I humbly ask for your vote.

Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor is known for her balanced and calm demeanor as both judicial officer and deputy prosecutor. She has over a decade of experience working in the tri-counties. Her strong sense of fairness and ability to peacefully resolve high-conflict disputes has earned her the respect of people across the political spectrum and in all sectors of the legal system. Jessica has a reputation for hard work, dedication to justice, excellent organizational skills and highest ethical standards.
As a Stevens County Superior Court Commissioner, Jessica established the guardianship monitoring program and created a family court investigator position, without any budget increase. She joined three Superior Court Judges Association committees and was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Washington Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts. As a member of the Family and Juvenile Law Committee, Jessica helped develop the non-parental custody bench book used by judges statewide.
Jessica lives in Chewelah with her husband, Rick. Between them, they have three adult daughters, one grandbaby and another one on the way. They enjoy camping, target practice, four wheeling, getting the kids together and visits with their grandson.
Legal/Judicial Experience: Deputy Prosecutor (2014 – present). Superior Court Commissioner (2011 – 2014, PT). District Court Commissioner and Judge Pro tem (2012 – 2014, PT). Attorney, self-employed (2005 – 2011) – family, child abuse/neglect, guardianship, probate, personal injury, business, juvenile offender, mediation, G.A.L., and Family Court Facilitator.
Other Professional Experience: Enlisted U.S. Air Force, Honorably Discharged. Certified Nursing Aide, Waitress, Grocery Clerk, Graduate Teaching Assistant, and Adult Felony Drug Court Extern.
Education: J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law, 2004; Graduate School, Psychology, 1998 – 2001; B.A. Psychology, 1998.
Community Service: History – Guardianship Monitoring Board, Superior Court Judges Association Committees; WA AFCC Board of Directors; CASA and Neighborhood Accountability Board Volunteer.
Career highlights
Current Stevens County DEPUTY PROSECUTOR
EXPERIENCED LEGAL PROFESSIONAL serving the tri-county judicial district for OVER A DECADE
U.S. MILITARY VETERAN, Honorably Discharged
More information and endorsements are provided at www.jessicaforjudge.com.