skip to main content


King County Elections

King County Elections
919 Southwest Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057-2906

206-296-VOTE (8683)
TTY: Relay: 711
FAX: 206-296-0108

Weekdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

King County Local Voters' Pamphlet

November 4, 2014 General And Special Election

District Court, Northeast Electoral District 
Judge Position No. 2

Sarah Hayne

Sarah Hayne

Education: University of Connecticut, BS; Quinnipiac University School of Law, JD; Professional Mediation Certificate, UW Law.
Occupation: Judge Pro Tem, Defense Attorney, Former Prosecutor KC District Court.


"Sarah's life experience and 22 years as a prosecutor, defense attorney and Judge Pro Tem make her exceptionally well qualified for the bench." – Judge Robert McSeveney (Ret.)

I'm the youngest of 11 children of a single mom. I grew up in poverty and am the first of my family to earn a college degree. The unsolved murder of my sister and the courts’ inability to address the mental illness of another sister inspired my interest in the law and passion for improving our justice system.

As a judge, I will treat everyone with dignity, patience and respect. My primary concern is public safety and I will focus on offenders who pose the greatest danger to our community. I will work to implement new technology to increase offender accountability and common sense programs to improve efficiency and save taxpayers' money.

"We agree Sarah has the remarkable qualities needed to make a positive impact on our courts." – Senator Karen Keiser (D) and Representative Jay Rodne (R)

Broadly Endorsed by hundreds, including:

National Women’s Political Caucus;
Judges, Attorneys, Prosecutors;
1st LD Democrats; King County Republicans;
Police and Fire

Sarah lives in Bellevue with her husband Steve and their two teenagers. 

For more information:

14725 NE 20TH ST, # D-49
(425) 269-6886


Ketu Shah

Ketu Shah

Education: JD, University of Minnesota; BA, Whitman College
Occupation: NE District Court Judge; former Bellevue Prosecutor and civil litigator


Judge Shah, your current NE District Court judge, has 20 years of experience.  Dedicated to providing fair and just outcomes, Judge Shah works every day for you.  Voted a top ten judge by lawyers in King County, Judge Shah is rated “Exceptionally Well Qualified” by Washington Women Lawyers and every other Bar Association. 


Judge Shah has a record of fairness, independence, and hard work.  As a Bellevue prosecutor, Judge Shah created a Domestic Violence Unit, holding dangerous defendants accountable.  While in civil practice, he regularly volunteered legal services to those in need.  In court, Judge Shah treats everyone with equal respect.


The son of immigrants from India, Judge Shah has lived in Washington with his wife and two daughters for 28 years.  He has coached for 12 years and is vice president of his local youth soccer club. 


Endorsements: All 9 Supreme Court Justices; All NE District Court Judges; Over 100 Judges; Attorney General Ferguson; Attorney General McKenna (ret.); Sheriff Urquhart; Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillo (ret.); King County Police Guild; Court Clerks and Probation; County Councilmembers Lambert, Hague, Dembowski, Gossett; Representatives Habib, Hunter, Goodman, Senn, Clibborn; King County Labor Council; King County Democrats; Bellevue and Mercer Island Mayors.

For more information:

P.O. BOX 20655
(206) 790-5153