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About Sharonda



Sharonda D. Amamilo, J.D., M.B.A.

Candidate - Thurston County Superior Court Judge

Managing Attorney - Amamilo Law, PLLC – Freedom to Serve


I am driven by a belief that justice requires diversity of thought, experiences, cultures, and compassion.  My decision to pursue the Thurston County Superior Court Judge position came when it was clear that I could contribute even more to the community by serving the citizens of Thurston County as a partner of the people, bringing compassionate and courteous deliberation and objective decision-making to all seeking justice.  

As your next Thurston County Superior Court Judge, I will treat you and your matter with the respect and dignity that each of you deserve – no matter the party, no matter the issue.  Justice requires no less.

My experiences with my own family motivated me to learn the law so I could protect those closest to me from deep-rooted systemic injustice. It is because of those experiences that I am committed to protecting the constitutional rights of all citizens, bringing diversity of experience and background to objectively deliberate, educate, and render compassionate justice to litigants appearing before the court; many with traumatic backgrounds. 

I strive to be a very passionate practitioner who is actively engaged in various levels of systemic change and strategic planning, continually assessing services to individuals in crisis. I aim to achieve this goal by being an active Board Member of Washington Trafficking Prevention and a member of Community Youth Services’ (CYS) Program Review board sub-committee. I am also the defense representative on the Governor’s appointed Criminal Justice Treatment Act Panel and the Criminal Justice Opioid Workgroup which allows me to constantly assess current services and advocate for positive progression within our state to support those in need of them.

I received my Masters of Business Administration degree from Saint Martin’s College in Lacey in 1997 and my Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law in 2003. I am a Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4) with the U.S. Army Reserves with 22 years of military service. My husband, Reuben, and I have 7 children and 3 grandchildren.  

Please support my campaign as the People’s Judge by encouraging these perspectives whenever you can as a commitment to equitable justice in the Thurston County courts.

Thank you for your vote and continued support.

Committee to Elect Sharonda Amamilo
120 State Ave #126
Olympia, WA 98501
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