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King County Local Voters' Pamphlet

November 4, 2014 General And Special Election

District Court, West Electoral District 
Judge Position No. 3

Art Chapman

Art Chapman

Education: J.D. Seattle University 1983; B.A. University of Washington 1980; B.A. Western Washington University 1975
Occupation: Judge, King County District Court, West Division


Judge Art Chapman was first appointed to the Seattle Municipal Court bench in 2000, was first elected to the King County District Court in 2002. He has served as the presiding Judge of the West Division and on the Court's executive committee. His duties have included criminal and civil matters, including six years presiding over the Mental Health Court and numerous inquest hearings. He supports therapeutic courts and alternatives to incarceration for appropriate offenders.


Judge Chapman works diligently for the effective and efficient administration of the court's case load in this times of budget stress. He is deeply concerned about public safety, understands the importance of fair resolution of disputes, and strives to protect the rights of all citizens. King County needs Judge Chapman's commitment to preserving the high standards of justice we expect in our courts.


Judge Chapman graduated from law school with honors and joined the bar in 1983.  His resume includes five years as a criminal prosecutor, nine years in civil practice and two years as a Federal law clerk. Numerous Bar Associations rated him "exceptionally well qualified" for this position in 2002.


Judge Chapmanis honored to have your support and confidence. Please give him your vote.

For more information:

(206) 660-4714