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David Tracy


King County District Court

Southeast Division, Position Six

David Tracy

Occupation: Attorney in Renton since 1979 and Pro Tem Judge

Education: BA Washington State University, Law Degree University of Idaho

Statement: The people deserve a judge that has experience, understands the community, and gives people that appear before him an opportunity to be heard. David Tracy would be that judge.

JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY: David Tracy’s judicial philosophy is that everyone who comes before the court deserves to be treated respectfully. The courts belong to the people and as such Judges should help them understand the court process, their individual rights and the judgments and decisions a court makes.

David Tracy is experienced. He has heard thousands of cases.

• Pro Tem Judge for 30 years including Renton, Kent, Auburn and the King County District Court • Municipal Court Judge for 6 years • Magistrate for the District Court for 3 years • Certificate of Judicial Development from the National Judicial College • Dean of the State Judicial College • Instructor for Judicial Education • Previous President of the South King County Bar Association

David Tracy understands and serves the community.

• Legal advice for the South King County Legal Clinic since 1987 • Chair for Advisory Board the Legal Assistant Program at Renton Technical College • Board member of the Renton Chamber of Commerce • President of the Kent Chamber of Commerce Foundation for Education and Arts • Vice Chair of the Kent School District Concurrency Task Force • Kent School District Diversity Task Force I and II • Rotarian • Rainbow Girls • YMCA • Boy Scouts. • Second Harvest • Serves at a free medical clinic.

SUPPORTERS: David Tracy supporters include Judge Charles Delaurenti II, Judge Robert McBeth (retired), Judge Patrick Burns, former Kent Chief of Police Ed Crawford and many other Judges, former prosecutors, attorneys, democrats, republicans, independents and other concerned citizens.


Official web site:  
Opponent: Matt Williams
Questionnaire responses: For King County Bar Association
For Municipal League of King County
For King County Democrats

Candidate ratings:

King County Bar Association Well Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Municipal League of King County Very Good Very Good
Joint Asian
Judicial Evaluation Committee
Well Qualified
Well Qualified
Latina/o Bar Association
of Washington
Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Washington Women Lawyers Highly Qualified Qualified

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Finance report:

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David Tracy 10/15/2010 $51,582.87
Personal Funds $10,800.00
Loans $4,700.00
Matthew Williams 10/15/2010 $43,451.18
Personal Funds $31,231.18
Loans $4,600.00
, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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