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Southwest Electoral District

Judge Position 2

Susan L. Mahoney

Susan L. Mahoney

1911 SW Campus Dr #526

Federal Way, WA 98023

(253) 223-3391

Education: Juris Doctorate from Seattle University; Bachelor of Arts from University of Washington
Occupation: Judge, King County District Court

It has been my privilege to serve the residents of South King County these past eight years.  I am proud of the innovation and improvements the Court has undertaken to improve access to our court system for all residents regardless of their circumstances.  If re-elected, I look forward to continuing this work, and to always look for ways to work effectively and efficiently.  In criminal courts, I will continue to try innovative approaches to sentencing that address the individual needs of a defendant while still holding them accountable.  Recognizing individual needs and the appropriate use of therapeutic community alternatives in criminal sentencing can reduce the number of repeat offenders and help keep our communities safer.  


As a long time resident of South King County, I understand the needs of our south county residents often differ from those of Seattle and the eastside.  While we operate as one District Court, our courthouse locations in Burien, Auburn, Kent, and Vashon (part time), allow us to address these differences and to provide local service for protective orders, small claims, civil cases, and criminal courts.   I appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve this community and will never forget that I work for you.                

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