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Southeast Electoral District

Judge Position No. 2

Matthew York

Matthew York


RENTON, WA 98057

Education: BA Communication, University of Nevada, Reno; Juris Doctorate and Certificate of Dispute Resolution, Willamette University
Occupation: Chief Presiding Judge King County District Court

Thank you for the opportunity and privilege to serve our community as a judge for the past five years.  I am currently serving as Chief Presiding Judge, having been elected by my colleagues. I am honored to have their trust to lead the King County District Court and would be honored to have your vote.

I am also very active in the community of south King County, regularly volunteering with several non-profit organizations. I believe that a judge has a responsibility to serve outside of the courtroom as well as in it and my family and I are deeply rooted in that mission.

Lawyers and judges that appear in court often forget that the experience can be intimidating and daunting. Complicated rules and procedure alienate those who are not familiar with them. District Court is the court that most people will have their only experience with this branch of government. I will never forget what it is like to be a non-lawyer appearing in court and will take them time to make sure that all questions are answered, and the expectations are clear. Give me your vote and I will continue to endeavor to earn it every day.

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