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Stan Rumbaugh


Washington Supreme Court

Position One

This contest will be decided in the Primary.

Stan Rumbaugh

Legal/Judicial Experience: An attorney since 1979, Stan Rumbaugh has spent his career working for the rights of individuals at all levels of our judicial system, including handling landmark cases before the Supreme Court protecting health care benefits for injured workers, legitimate property rights, and accountability against abuse by powerful corporations and government.

Education: JD University of Puget Sound (Seattle University) Law School, Washington; BA Wittenberg University, Ohio.

Community Service: Chair, Board of Trustees, Bates Technical College; Board of Commissioners, Tacoma Housing Authority; Board of Trustees, World Affairs Council – Tacoma; recent Board member, Planned Parenthood Washington; Stan is active in his kids’ schools

Statement: Tested, independent and fair, Stan Rumbaugh will bring the values and experiences of Washington families to the Supreme Court, not a special interest agenda. Highly rated and broadly endorsed, Stan works to protect the rights of individuals at all levels of the legal system. He will bring needed balance and respect for our State Constitution to the Court.

Stan believes corporations and the government deserve the same protections as citizens—not special treatment. In contrast, his opponent collected over $1 million in campaign contributions from powerful special interests like the insurance industry, repaying them by repeatedly siding with their positions—even when it meant opposing the majority’s position or current law. We cannot afford 6 more years with a deeply ideological voice.

Active in his community, Stan serves on the Bates Technical College and Tacoma Housing Authority Boards. He is proudly endorsed by unions and small business, environmentalists, leaders in the legal community, education advocates, and citizens throughout Washington.

We elect justices to assure that people—not special interests or political insiders—determine who interpret our laws. Exercise your right to bring a thoughtful, fair-minded voice to the Supreme Court. Vote Stan Rumbaugh.

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Opponent: Jim Johnson
Questionnaire responses: For Municipal League of King County
For King County Democrats

Streaming video: For Position 1

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Candidate ratings:

King County Bar Association Well Qualified Well Qualified
Municipal League of King County Very Good Very Good
Washington Association
of Prosecuting Attorneys
* Qualified

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Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

Centralia Chronicle  
Everett Herald  
Longview Daily News  
The Olympian  
Seattle Times  
Spokane Spokesman-Review  
Tacoma News Tribune  
Tri-City Herald  
Vancouver Columbian  
Walla-Walla Union Leader  
Yakima Herald  

Finance report:
Jim Johnson
Campaign Contributions
08/17/2010 Contributors to
Jim Johnson
Personal Funds $60,000.00
TOTAL Supporting Jim Johnson or Opposing Stan Rumbaugh $125,109.49
Stan Rumbaugh
Campaign Contributors
08/17/2010 Contributors to
Stan Rumbaugh
Personal Funds $5,300.00
Loans $4,700.00
Fuse Votes 08/17/2010 Opposing
Jim Johnson
Impartial Justice 08/17/2010 Opposing
Jim Johnson
TOTAL Supporting Stan Rumbaugh or Opposing Jim Johnson $371,716.52

Media stories:
    August 17, 2010
Seattle Times   Incumbent WA justices face tough re-election bids
    August 14, 2010
Bellingham Herald   Money means plenty of bias in Washington Supreme Court race
    August 13, 2010
Tri-City Herald   'Centrist' lawyer challenges conservative incumbent
The Olympian   Supreme Court candidates refusing 'ethics' pledge
    August 12, 2010
Seattle Times   [Editorial] There's nothing fair about FairPAC's ads attacking Justice Jim Johnson
    August 9, 2010
Seattle P-I   [Column] Right-thinking, activist judges need replacing
    August 8, 2010
Tacoma News Tribune   Money means plenty of bias to go around in high court race
    August 2, 2010
Seattle Times   Sharp ideological contrasts in state Supreme Court race
    July 31, 2010
Seattle Times   Conservative WA Supreme Court justice targeted
    July 25, 2010
Seattle Times   3 Wash. Supreme Court justices seek re-election
    June 18, 2010
Bellingham Herald   AWB backs incumbents on state Supreme Court
    June 10, 2010
Tacoma News Tribune   Pierce County trial lawyer files to seek Supreme Court seat
    May 10, 2010
Seattle P-I   Prop rights activists kick in for Johnson kickoff
    March 15, 2010
Tacoma News Tribune   Johnson seeks re-election to state Supreme Court
    March 10, 2010
The Olympian   Justice Jim Johnson running for re-election
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