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Matt Williams has earned the support of our community.

His supporters include concerned Citizens, Civic Leaders, Law Enforcement, Firefighters Prosecutors, Defense Lawyers, and Judges.

Interested Citizens

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Citizen Groups and Organizations

King County Police Officer's Guild
Bothell Police Guild
Kent Police Officers Association
Kirkland Police Guild
Renton Police Guild

AFL/CIO Martin Luther King County Labor Council

AFSCME Local 21-DC (King County District Court Clerks & Probation Officers)

IAFF Local 1352, Valley Professional Firefighters

5th Legislative District Democrats
11th Legislative District Democrats
30th Legislative District Democrats
33th Legislative District Democrats
37th Legislative District Democrats
41st Legislative District Democrats
47th Legislative District Democrats
King County Democrats
King County Young Democrats

Judges

Judge Richard McDermott, Former Chief Presiding Judge, King County Superior Court
Judge Beth Andrus, King County Superior Court
Judge Bill Bowman, King County Superior Court
Judge Jim Cayce, King County Superior Court
Judge Regina Cahan, King County Superior Court
Judge Andrea Darvas King County Superior Court
Judge Theresa Doyle, King County Superior Court
Judge Hollis Hill, King County Superior Court
Judge Julia Garratt, King County Superior Court
Judge Laura Inveen, King County Superior Court
Judge Sean O'Donnell, King County Superior Court
Judge Patrick Oishi King County Superior Court
Judge Michael Trickey, King County Superior Court
Judge Suzanne Parisien, King County Superior Court
Judge Mary Roberts, King County Superior Court
Judge Palmer Robinson, King County Superior Court
Judge Roger Rogoff, King County Superior Court
Judge Carol Schapira, King County Superior Court
Judge Lori K. Smith, King County Superior Court
Judge Julie Spector King County Superior Court
Judge Tanya Thorp, King County Superior Court
Judge Jay White, King County Superior Court

Judge Jack Nevin, Pierce County Superior Court
Judge James Orlando, Former Presiding Judge, Pierce County Superior Court

Judge Donna Tucker, Assistant Chief Presiding Judge, King County District Court
Judge Charles Delaurenti, South Division Presiding Judge, King County District Court
Judge Anne Harper, West Division Presiding Judge, King County District Court
Judge Peter Nault, East Division Presiding Judge, King County District Court
Judge Marcine Anderson, King County District Court
Judge Richard Bathum, King County District Court
Judge Johanna Bender, King County District Court
Judge Art Chapman, King County District Court
Judge Mark Chow, King County District Court
Judge David Christie, King County District Court
Judge Mark Eide, King County District Court
Judge Michael Finkle, King County District Court
Judge Janet Garrow, King County District Court
Judge Nathanial Green, King County District Court
Judge Linda Jacke, King County District Court
Judge Robert McBeth, King County District Court, (Retired)
Judge David Meyer, King County District Court
Judge Susan Mahoney, King County District Court
Judge Victoria Seitz, King County District Court
Judge Ketu Shah, King County District Court
Judge Douglas Smith, King County District Court
Judge David Steiner, King County District Court

Judge Joseph Burrowes, Benton County District Court, Chairman DMCJA Education Committee
Judge Melanie Dane, Black Diamond Municipal Court
Judge Jack Emery, Tacoma Municipal Court
Judge Karli Jorgensen, Kent Municipal Court
Judge Steven Rosen, Seattle Municipal Court
Judge Marjorie Tedrick, Buckley Municipal Court
Patricia A. Williams, Acting Justice, Supreme Courts of Bronx/Kings County, New York (Retired). Judge Criminal Court of the City of New York. (Retired)


Public Officials

Senator Joe Fain
Representative Pat Sullivan
John Holman, City Councilmember, Auburn, WA
Bill Peloza, City Councilmember, Auburn, WA
Marlla Mhoon, City Councilmember, Covington, WA
Dan Heid, Auburn City Attorney/Chief Prosecutor
Tricia Grove, Attorney and Public Defender, Cities of Auburn/Renton
Elizabeth Markowitz, Supervising Attorney, Office of the Public Defender Atlanta Judicial Circuit, Atlanta, GA
Capt. Bruce Booker, King County Sheriff (Retired)
Ron Clark, Chief Deputy Felony Criminal Division, King County Prosecuting Attorney(Retired)
John O. Sonsteng, Former Dakota County Elected Prosecuting Attorney, MN; President, International Order of Advocates; Professor of Law, William Mitchell Law School

Hon. Jessica R. Cooper, Oakland County Elected Prosecuting Attorney
(Former Justice, Michigan Court of Appeals, Circuit Court Judge, and District Court Judge)
Paul T. Walton, Chief Assistant Prosecutor - Oakland County, MI
Barbara J. Morrison, Chief Prosecutor - District Court Division, Oakland County, MI


Citizens

Brian Berend, Citizen
Tim Burns, Citizen
David Godwin, Citizen
Kathy Godwin, Citizen
Larry Harger, Citizen
Mark Horaski, Citizen
Lee Lana, Citizen
Patricia Read-Williams, MD, Citizen
Julia Read-LaBelle, Citizen
Way Scarf, Citizen
Carol Tuominen, Citizen
Reino Tuominen, Citizen
Susana Saravia-Anibarro, Citizen
Susan Sherbina, Citizen
Tom Soule, Citizen
Dan Uhler, Citizen
Ellen Uhler, Citizen
Orin Wells, Citizen
Tandy Williams, Citizen
Julia Wood, Citizen


Attorneys

Virgina Amato, Attorney
Mark Anderson, Attorney
Bill Baily, Attorney
Catalina M. Cantu, Attorney
August (Gus) Cifelli, Attorney
Sarah Coats, Attorney
Steven Fury, Attorney
Rhonda Lauman, Attorney
Eric S. Newman, Attorney

Prof. Emeritus, Marilyn Berger, Seattle University School of Law
Doris Cheng, Former Chair Judiciary Committee - San Francisco Bar Association Judiciary Committee; 2010 – 2014 Best Lawyers of America
Steven R. Freidman, Los Angeles, CA
Reuben Guttman, Director, Grant & Eisenhoffer, Washington, DC
Prof. Peter Hoffman, Elan University School of Law
William Hunt, Chairman of the Litigation Department of Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry, Boston, MA
Robert J. Kaufman, 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in "Commercial Litigation", American Lawyer Magazine
Rich Schoenberger, 2004-2013 Northern California Superlawyer; San Francisco Bar Assoc. 2011 Trial Lawyer of the Year

King County Bar Association - Results of 2014 Judicial Officer Survey
for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction

(Williams' results in GRAY - All Judge/Court Average in red)

KCBA 2014 Survey Results















Why We Support Matt

  • “Matt Williams is hard working, he's smart, he cares about people, and he has impeccable integrity." Hollis R. Hill, King County Superior Court Judge

  • Matt Williams will prove to be one of the most outstanding judges in our state. Matt's "uncommon common sense", compassion, and understanding of public safety needs sets him apart. His intellect and depth of experience as a judge pro-tem, trial lawyer and educator make him the best choice for District Court Judge. Jack Nevin, Pierce County Superior Court Judge (2006 Washington State Judge of the Year-WSTLA; 2003 Washington State Judge of the Year-WSMCA)

  • “I [am] impressed not only with his skills as a trial attorney but also with his intelligence and good natured disposition....all of which are essential for members of the judiciary. He will make a great judge and [we are] fortunate to have someone of his caliber serving on the bench….” Barbara J. Morrison, Chief of District Court Division, Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney

  • “I have worked as interpreter in Judge Williams courtroom for many cases, I am impressed with his commitment to access to the justice system and to improve the delivery of justice within the system. He is a tireless worker who is generous with his knowledge and skills and doesn’t tire to make this a better world. We in King County are very fortunate to have Judge Mathew Williams on the Bench." Susana Saravia-Anibarro

  • “A good, honest man. I've known and respected him for the past 20 some years. Oh, and a great family, too." Tom Soule - Auburn

  • “He has both civil and criminal experience. He is a teacher of the law and works tirelessly to improve the delivery of justice efficiently. His nature is to see[k] continuous improvement. [H]e has inner strength and effectiveness." Julia Wood - Covington

  • “I have had the good fortune to be a neighbor and friend of Matt Williams for over 21 years. During that time he has contributed his time and knowledge to support & improve our neighborhood. In all my interactions with him, he has demonstrated fairness and impeccable personal integrity. ...I am honored to express my support for him."
    John Alan Cooper - Auburn

  • “I have had the pleasure and privilege of knowing Matt Williams for 15 years. His wisdom, dedication and experience as a lawyer, educator and jurist is an inspiration and credit to the bench and bar alike. [King County] is so very fortunate to have Matt as a judge - making the important decisions impacting the lives of its people."
    Robert J. Kaufman, Attorney - Atlanta, GA

  • “Judge Wiliams is outstanding in his dedication to intelligent impartial and balanced judging. I have handled complex trials and appeals for 32 years throughout the United States and the UK, and Judge Williams stands out as a judge who reads everything, then hears the evidence and then researches the law HIMSELF, and only then forms his opinion. He is not ideologically bent. He knows the law and applies it in a respectful, balanced, but honest way. He is a credit to his position, to our profession, and a tremendous asset to the public he so faithfully serves."
    Steven R. Freidman, Attorney - Los Angeles, CA

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