LETTER: Dave Neupert has greatest skills to be Clallam Superior Court judge

I am proudly putting my support and vote behind Dave Neupert for Superior Court judge, Position 2, in Clallam County.

Dave is not your run-of-the-mill politician or political appointee.

He is a person who has always done the right thing for his community, his clients, friends and neighbors.

He has served our county in ways that most have not, donating hundreds of hours to serve on nonprofit boards, volunteering to help veterans with legal problems — the list goes on.

As a certified mediator myself, I applaud Dave for going the extra mile and getting himself certified as a mediator through the King County Dispute Resolution Center.

This training not only teaches the mediation process (which can save precious tax dollars and time if a case can be resolved in mediation as opposed to going through the court system) but also teaches how to listen at a deeper level and gain strategic understanding of what conflict is and how to resolve it.

It’s unfortunate that more attorneys and judges don’t follow Dave Neupert’s lead and learn these valuable skills.

Dave is committed to serving the public as our next judge and will make us all proud.

Please vote for Dave Neupert by Nov. 8.

Laura O’Neal,

Port Angeles