Submitted by Carolyn Jewett
San Juan County District Court Judge Carolyn Jewett has announced that she is running for re-election. She has served as District Court Judge since January of 2019.
“During my first term, I gained a lot of experience figuring out what ‘access to justice’ really means,” stated Judge Jewett. “The COVID-19 pandemic turned our judicial system on its head and forced us all to adapt. I have been honored to work side by side with our other county departments, as well as collaborating with judges across the state at all court levels, to ensure our community has meaningful access to the courts despite emergency conditions.”
District Court is the lower court in San Juan County, with jurisdiction over misdemeanor crimes, small claims, infractions, name change petitions, protection order petitions, and civil lawsuits under $100,000.
“Despite the challenges we still face, the pandemic has given courts opportunities for change and innovation statewide, and we want to keep that momentum going,” Judge Jewett continued. “It is critical that we keep working together to provide fair, impartial administration of the law. I look forward to continuing this work as your District Court Judge.”
For more information, email ReElectJewett@gmail.com.