Washington says it isn't just her legal experience that makes her the best candidate but her "life experience. I'm first-generation college and law school, and I've had a very diverse legal background with over one hundred trials including thirty jury trials. I want to be a judge because I have the wisdom as well as the insight to make a difference."
This article has been edited since it appeared in the August 2012 Ann Arbor Observer. The length of Melinda Morris's tenure has been corrected.
[Originally published in August, 2012.]