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“Exceptionally Well Qualified”
King County Bar Association


I am Eric Newman, and I am running for King County Superior Court.  When electing a judge, it is important to choose someone who is not learning as he or she goes.  The King County Bar Association, which represents the lawyers of our community, found me to be much more qualified than my opponent, rating me “Exceptionally Well Qualified” for this position while rating my opponent simply “Qualified,” their lowest qualified ranking.  This is due in large part to the the fact that I have an active Superior Court practice and regularly serve as a judge pro tempore, while my opponent has not worked in the Superior Court in almost a decade.

I am an experienced judge, having served for more than three years as a King County District Court judge pro tempore.  During that time, I have spent hundreds of hours on the bench presiding over hearings and trials in criminal and civil cases at District Court locations around King County.  In my role as judge pro tempore, I have also presided over hearings for a number of cities, including Auburn, Bellevue, Redmond, Shoreline, and Kenmore. My judicial experience will allow me to seamlessly step into my role as Superior Court judge.

I encourage you to read more about my experience here.

I think you will find that I am not only an experienced judge and jurist, but also a person who is compassionate and committed to his community.  I am actively involved in volunteer work that includes providing legal representation to immigrants, helping to provide educational support for our youth, and volunteering at a local women’s shelter.

I believe that I have the experience, wisdom, integrity, and compassion needed to excel as a Superior Court judge, and I hope to win your support.