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Northeast Electoral District

Judge Position 1

Marcus Naylor

Marcus Naylor

PO Box 20084

Seattle, WA 98102

(206) 841-3546

Education: JD, Seattle University Law School, BA, Trinity Lutheran College
Occupation: Supervising Attorney King County DPD, Judge Pro Tem, District Court

Marcus Naylor received the highest judicial rating, “Exceptionally Well Qualified” from Latino/a Bar, LGBT QLaw, and Joint Asian Bar Associations of Washington. Marcus is widely endorsed by King County Democratic Party, King County Labor Council, Seattle Marshal’s Guild and over 30 judges from King County, Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu, Appeals Judge Michael Spearman, 50+ lawyers, Clerks, and Bailiffs.

Judges must possess mastery of the law and the courage to make difficult decisions. Marcus brings 26 years of unmatched criminal and civil experience as attorney and part-time judge and he has earned a reputation for being fair, impartial, compassionate, and tough when needed. “Marcus Naylor will be an excellent judge because of his experience, intelligence and commitment to equal justice” - Theresa Doyle, King County Superior Court Judge.

Marcus was born in South Korea, lived in an orphanage until nine, then was adopted by loving American parents who were educators. With their support, Marcus became public defender attorney and has faithfully served the public by ensuring access to justice for everyone.

Our courts must be accessible to citizens and provide opportunities to be heard. Marcus wants to champion those rights. Marcus will treat everyone with dignity, patience and respect.

Joshua Schaer

Joshua Schaer

P.O. Box 2436

Issaquah, WA 98027

(425) 369-4232

Education: JD, University of Washington School of Law; BA with Honors, University of Washington
Occupation: Attorney, Perkins Coie; Judge Pro Tem, King County District Court

Joshua Schaer’s experience is unmatched, making him the best choice for District Court. Joshua is the only candidate who served in all these roles: elected official, Judge Pro Tem, public defender and civil attorney. A 30-year Eastside resident, Joshua is committed to our community. He was twice-elected to the Issaquah City Council, taught Sunday School for a decade, and volunteered with his children’s sports, Skyline HS Mock Trial, and Bellevue College Foundation.


In his 17-year career, Joshua achieved success in complex trials and appeals. Joshua’s legal knowledge, broad perspective, and 11 years’ Judge Pro Tem experience will enhance our judiciary. With his reputation for integrity and fairness, he’s rated “well qualified” by multiple Bar Associations.


Broadly Supported: Lt. Governor Habib, former Attorney General McKenna, Sen. Wellman, Rep. Clibborn, Supreme Court Justice Bridge (ret.), King County: Superior Court Judge Rietschel, District Court Judge Nault, Snohomish County: District Court Judge Olbrechts, Bellevue: former Mayor Degginger, Deputy Mayor Robinson, Councilmember Stokes, Kirkland: Mayor Walen, Councilmember Asher, Woodinville: Mayor Talmas, Councilmember Boundy-Sanders, Issaquah: former Mayor Butler, Councilmembers Marts, Ramos, and Reh, King County Young Democrats, 48th District Democrats, and many nonpartisan leaders.


Please join your neighbors in electing Joshua Schaer to the District Court.

Mychal Schwartz

Mychal Schwartz

1631 16th Avenue, Apt. 205

Seattle, WA 98122

(425) 229-7576

Education: Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts; American University, Juris Doctor
Occupation: Industrial Appeals Judge and Judge Pro Tem

As a judge pro tem since 2001 and Industrial Appeals Judge since 2013, I have served exclusively as a judge for the past 9 1/2 years. I value the importance of being a fair and neutral arbiter to each person coming before the court. District Court is often the first and only experience people have with the judicial system. With my experience I will provide compassion when appropriate, toughness when necessary, and fairness always.


My priority is to apply the law justly and equally. I want King County District Court to be part of the solution for the problems that affect our communities, ensuring safety and reducing recidivism. I will make sure victims’ rights are protected and that people who come before me are treated with dignity.


My unrivaled experience and qualifications make me the candidate best suited to serve the citizens of King County. Vote for knowledge and experience. Vote for Mychal Schwartz for King County District Court judge. Thank you.


Endorsed by: King County Council Chairman, Joe McDermott; MLK Labor Council; Judges: Monica Benton, Regina Cahan, James Cayce, Roger Rogoff, Catherine Shaffer, Gregg Hirakawa, Vicky Seitz, Matthew York, Glenn Philips, Rebecca Robertson, Michael Schwartz, and N. Scott Stewart.

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