August/September Updates

The campaign is taking a moment to reflect on all the things as we transitioned from summer into fall.


Most people want to get a feel for the candidates before casting their votes, which is why Judge Laura and various volunteers have been out doorbelling at every opportunity.

We have been knocking on doors all over the county to talk with voters and answer their questions about the upcoming election. Doorbelling is not only an effective campaign strategy, but it is also the best way to understand what issues are important to the community.

Don’t expect these efforts to slow down at all in October.  With 74,000 registered voters in Skagit County, we have a lot more people to talk to! Anyone is welcome to hit the pavement with us.  You don’t have to be an expert on the campaign, so please contact us at 

Closing out the Summer:

Now that morning temperatures are dipping into the 30s, it’s hard to believe that summer was only a couple of weeks ago.  We packed a lot into August, between the Skagit County Fair, the Anacortes Arts Festival, Cascade Days, outdoor concerts in Mount Vernon, Burlington, Anacortes, and Sedro-Woolley, and the Farm Bureau and PFLAG picnics.  There’s a lot going on in Skagit County, and we covered much of it!  We also participated in our last two parades of the season with Mount Vernon’s Pride March and the Cascade Days in Concrete.

After a small break for Labor Day weekend, Judge Laura got back into school mode with her son and his school’s PTO, on which she serves, as well as attending local high school football games.  She and her family also enjoyed the Fiestas Patrias celebration in Sedro-Woolley.  Auction season is well underway, so she has been out supporting causes such as the Christmas Fund, Hospice, and the Children’s Museum.

Educational Outreach:

Judge Riquelme has attended several events to increase awareness about current issues in Superior Court and to continue to improve her own practices. She spoke at a September judicial conference on how courts can interact with people who don’t speak English, attended a local summit on Solutions to Addiction, and presented to the Mount Vernon Kiwanis on the role of therapeutic courts in Superior Court.  In celebration of Constitution Day, Judge Laura visited students at Edison Elementary and Sedro-Woolley High School to talk about the Constitution, careers in the law, and what happens in court.

For more information on these events see our post here.

Continuing to Spread the Word:

Several supporters hosted meet and greets for Judge Laura in August and September. These events help spread the word about the campaign and answer more in-depth questions from people interested in the Superior Court race. Thank you to everyone who has hosted a meet and greet for the campaign!

Supporters’ efforts are being felt through social media, letters to the editor, and volunteering to hit the streets with Judge Laura.  Campaigns are all about volunteers.  We are grateful for the energy and enthusiasm all of our supporters have put forth!

It's official! I was sworn in this afternoon to the term to which I was elected. I am honored to have your support and will do my best to live up to the trust you have put in me. Videos are in the comments. ... See MoreSee Less

Its official! I was sworn in this afternoon to the term to which I was elected. I am honored to have your support and will do my best to live up to the trust you have put in me. Videos are in the comments.


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In case anyone is really interested, here are two videos my husband shot during and immediately following the ceremony.

I should have added this as well. We had a great crowd (someone counted 98 people) for what I initially hoped would be a small, private ceremony.

What an encouraging example of community engagement with a rewarding result. Thank you, Judge Laura, for all your hard work and dedication to strong, humane leadership. Thank you to thousands of voters who noticed.

Sorry I missed this one but so glad Richard took the video and you shared it.

Congratulations! So happy to have the pleasure to work with you!

Sad I missed it! Had to teach. A wonderful photo, and an amazing thing for our county that you’re here serving 🙂 thanks Judge Riquelme! 🙂

I wish we could have been there to celebrate with you, so proud of you and the way you ran your campaign. Congratulations, Judge Riquelme!

Congratulations! Honored to know such a strong, inspiring person!

So proud of you and your campaign. You will be so great. Thanks for your service.

Sorry I missed it. Really wanted to be there. Great work Laura.

Congratulations! I knew you had this! So happy for you

Congratulations so happy about this🤗

Laura - congratulations. SO glad for your commitment to justice in our community. Wish I could have been more actively involved. I was out of town until last night.

And I was honored to be there! Congrats, Judge!

Fantastic! You will do such a good job....they are fortunate to have you, Laura!

Congratulations Judge Riquelme!!

Congrats Judge Riquelme.

Bravo Laura Quelle grande et belle mission Je te félicite et t'embrasse

Congrats Laura so happy for you and our community!!!!



Estoy tan feliz muchas felicidades 😊😘

Hooray!!! Congratulations, Laura!


Congratulations, Laura!

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