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Judge Position 1

Marcus Naylor

Marcus Naylor

PO Box 20084

Seattle, WA 98102

(206) 841-3546

Education: Juris Doctor, 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 King County Bar Association, Latino/a Bar, LGBT-QLaw, and Joint Asian Bar Associations of Washington.


Marcus is endorsed by retiring Judge Janet Garrow who currently holds the seat, the King County Democratic Party, King County Labor Council, King County Corrections Guild, Seattle Marshal’s Guild, over 35 Judges from King County, Supreme Court Justices Barbara Madsen and Mary Yu, and 50+ attorneys, 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 an attorney and part-time judge; he has earned a reputation for being fair, impartial, compassionate, and tough when appropriate. “Marcus Naylor will be an excellent judge because of his experience, intelligence and commitment to equal justice” - Judge Theresa Doyle, King County Superior Court.


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 a public defender attorney and has faithfully served the public by ensuring access to justice for everyone.  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 record of serving the Eastside makes him our community’s choice for this open judicial position.


Experience – 8 years on the Issaquah City Council protecting the environment and affordable housing while balancing budgets, 11 years Judge Pro Tem service, 17-year legal career in public defense and civil practice, Sunday School teaching, volunteering at Skyline HS, Bellevue College.


Local Support – Judges and Eastside leaders ask you to vote for Joshua Schaer: Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib, former Attorney General Rob McKenna, Supreme Court Justice Bobbe Bridge (ret.), Superior Court Judge Jean Rietschel, District Court Judge Peter Nault, Sen. Lisa Wellman, Rep. Judy Clibborn, Rep. Roger Goodman, Mayor Amy Walen, Councilmember Bill Ramos.  Non-partisan endorsements: Bellevue/Issaquah - former Mayors Grant Degginger, Fred Butler; Deputy Mayor Lynne Robinson; Councilmembers John Stokes, Stacy Goodman, Chris Reh, Tola Marts.  Kirkland/Woodinville - Councilmembers Dave Asher, Susan Boundy-Sanders.  Endorsing organizations: King County Young Democrats, 5th and 48th District Democrats.  “Well Qualifiedratings: QLaw, Latino/a and Joint Asian Bar Associations.


Integrity – Joshua has built a reputation of promoting justice for all.  The legal community knows Joshua listens carefully, treats everyone respectfully, and decides matters thoughtfully.  As Judge, Joshua’s commitment to fairness will enhance our Court.

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