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Southeast Electoral District

Judge Position 2

Matthew York

Matthew York

PO Box 3241

Renton, WA 98056

(425) 264-0165

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

I am grateful for the opportunity to continue serving you and ask for your vote. I was appointed District Court Judge by unanimous vote of the King County Council in April of 2017 and I have received the highest rating, "Exceptionally Well Qualified," from six independent bar associations that evaluate judges and judicial candidates. I bring to the bench significant experience as a judicial officer, trial lawyer, and advisor to various law enforcement agencies.


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. I promise that I will continue to provide a court that respects all people who appear in it and that I will continue to work towards improving access to justice. Give me your vote and I will endeavor to earn it every day.

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