I met Carolyn Cliff, candidate for Island County Superior Court Judge position 2, in the late 1980s. I was starting Genesis House in Langley, a shelter for women and children fleeing abusive situations.
I was a volunteer with no experience but driven to help others.
Carolyn was a professional guided by rational thinking paired with an unwavering sense of justice and compassion. She became my mentor and friend.
My life is focused upon bringing people’s attention to injustice — which is why Carolyn’s sense of justice stands out to me.
In 2014, other concerned community members and I founded the South Whidbey Homeless Coalition.
Today, we manage a family shelter in Langley and an overnight shelter in Oak Harbor, with the support of participating churches who host us.
As a strong believer in the power of communities, I think it’s important to have someone as judge who has lived here for a long time and understands our communities.
Carolyn knows us — and we know her.
That’s a huge benefit. She has earned our trust.
Someday, someone you love may be standing before a judge, and you will want to know and trust that the judge is someone like Carolyn.
Judy Thorslund, founder
South Whidbey Homeless Coalition