Judges don’t run against anyone and normally are not allowed to campaign, so you might want information to help you decide for yourself how to vote on them. And voters from entire judicial districts vote on the same judges, so Alaskans in the Anchorage area, the Mat-Su Valley, and the Kenai will all vote on judges in Anchorage (because the Third Judicial District is large and includes those areas).
These five judges want you to learn about them so you can make an informed decision. Take a look at their information below to learn more about the work they’re doing to serve you and the great State of Alaska, and why they would be honored to continue to do so.
This is my first retention election. I have learned a great deal in my position as a superior court judge in Anchorage since being appointed in 2015, and I enjoy the job very much.
I strive to give every case the attention it deserves by being prepared and ensuring that each party has the opportunity to be fully heard. I do my best to judge each case fairly. I also do my utmost to treat litigants with respect: the experience of coming to court can be difficult enough, and I try to make parties comfortable while still maintaining the dignity of the courtroom.
If you vote to retain me, please know that I will continue to work hard for the people of the State of Alaska, and that I would be honored to continue to serve.
Alaska is such a special place. My daughter and I enjoy getting outside together, as does our dog, Remy (who is one of four pets, including a rabbit, fish, and hamster). Our other hobbies include baking enormous and unnecessary amounts of sweets.
Thank you for reading my statement.
The Council conducts a thorough performance review of each judge standing for retention. Key findings for Judge Crosby include:
As John Adams said, “We are a government of laws, and not of men.” There can, therefore, be no more important public obligation than to be entrusted by the citizens of Alaska with the responsibility of fairly, faithfully and impartially applying the laws of this state. In response to this trust, I am committed to deciding each case fairly and impartially, according to the law, and I will continue to work hard to decide each case in a timely manner and fully explain the reasons for my decisions.
In addition, I am acutely aware that the court system could not function without the selfless dedication of the many citizens who serve as jurors in our cases. Juries are the fundamental unit of representative government; they serve to ensure that every person stands equally before the law and is fairly judged. I will continue to do my utmost to support and assist juries as they attempt to fulfill their role. This will include modifying the traditional manner in which we select jurors and try cases in order to deal with the COVID-19 environment.
It is a privilege and an honor to serve the citizens of Alaska as a Superior Court Judge.
The Council conducts a thorough performance review of each judge standing for retention. Key findings for Judge Guidi include:
Since coming to Alaska in 2001, I have felt so fortunate to get to live and work in this amazing state. My work prior to becoming a judge, both as a prosecutor with the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office, and subsequently as a litigator handling a wide variety of civil and administrative matters, has provided valuable experience and preparation for my current work.
It has been an honor to serve my community, initially as a District Court Judge for four years, and more recently, as a judge on the Anchorage Superior Court for the last three years. As a Superior Court Judge, I preside over many different types of cases, including civil, family, probate, Child-In-Need-of-Aid, and criminal matters. I approach all cases that come before me with a dedication to listening impartially to the parties, to hearing the relevant evidence, and to applying the law consistently and fairly. I am committed to assuring that all people are able to access and understand what is happening in the courtroom, and ultimately able to understand the decisions that I make about their cases. I am mindful that the people who appear before me in court are there pursuing cases and/or defenses that are of the utmost importance in their lives, deserving of my time, attention, and respect. I am grateful to have this opportunity to serve the State of Alaska and its citizens, and look forward to continuing to serve the public in this manner.
Outside of work, my husband and I love sharing adventures with our two children, whether that be snow machining out to our family cabin or creating our version of the world’s most elaborate scavenger hunt.
The Council conducts a thorough performance review of each judge standing for retention. Key findings for Judge Henderson include:
Since 2017, I have had the privilege of serving as a Superior Court Judge, presiding over primarily civil matters. I love the variety of my caseload, from complex civil litigation to administrative appeals to custody cases to involuntary mental health commitments to child-in-need-of-aid cases. However, that wide range of case types requires legal knowledge in many different areas of the law and an equally diverse role of the judge in the courtroom. I believe it is of utmost importance to be prepared for every hearing to be able to best serve the parties in their cases, and I have worked diligently to do so. I remain committed to provide a forum where parties can present their cases, to listen to their positions, and to apply the law fairly and impartially. I am committed to public service and would be honored to continue serving in this role.
I first came to Alaska in 2001 on a backpacking and fishing trip with my father. I was hooked. Alaska has been my home for the last 16 years. I graduated from Columbia University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After serving as a law clerk in state and federal courts, I worked in private practice at Heller Ehrman and Stoel Rives. I later became a federal prosecutor, handling criminal investigations, trials, and appeals. I have traveled our wonderful state for work and pleasure (rafting, fishing, climbing). My husband and I have been married for 14 years, and are thankful to be raising our child here.
The Council conducts a thorough performance review of each judge standing for retention. Key findings for Judge Lamoureux include:
I have been honored to serve the Anchorage community as a superior court judge since February 2011. I am committed to conducting all hearings and trials fairly and impartially, and I’m especially committed to neutrally applying to each case the laws as passed by the legislature and enacted by the governor. I make sure I listen to each person’s position and try to treat every person who comes to the courtroom with dignity and respect. I always want the parties and everyone else in the courtroom — victims, family members, and the general public — to understand what is being said and what’s likely to happen next. I also take pride in giving my decisions as quickly and with as much explanation as possible, because I know that waiting for a ruling can be stressful and difficult for parties.
I have traveled to other court locations for hearings and trials; I am pleased to do this because I enjoy getting to know the people and communities outside Anchorage. I will continue to volunteer for those cases so that the important issues and conflicts affecting Alaskans outside the urban centers are resolved carefully, promptly, and justly.
I very much appreciate and enjoy the privilege of serving as a judge and look forward to continuing to provide impartial and timely decisions in every case that comes before me.
I’ve lived here in Alaska for about 35 years. When I’m not working at the court, I spend my time flying, fishing, building an experimental airplane at a hangar at the Birchwood airport, doing LOTS of household chores and building projects, and spending time with my wife, our two grown kids, and close friends. I’m honored to serve the State of Alaska as a judge.
The Council conducts a thorough performance review of each judge standing for retention. Key findings for Judge Miller include:
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