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Sheryl Gordon McCloud

 

Washington Supreme Court

Position 9

Sheryl Gordon McCloudLegal/Judicial Experience: Extensive trial and appellate experience; hundreds of arguments to the Washington State Supreme Court and other appeals courts. Teaches Supreme Court advocacy to law students and practicing lawyers.

Other Professional Experience: Service on Supreme Court committees and statewide and national organizations promoting meaningful access to the judicial system. Obtained significant court rulings establishing our right to courtrooms open to the public and press, pregnancy disability leave, and fair mortgage practices.

Education: J.D., University of Southern California Law Center, Editor, Southern California Law Review; B.A., State University of New York, cum laude

Community Service:
Gynecological Cancer Foundation and youth art and sports activities while raising two sons

Statement: Supreme Court Justices must be people who appreciate the effect of their decisions on ordinary people. As a former union member who is married to an educator and is the mother of two, Sheryl McCloud understands the concerns of women and working families and will bring that connection to the Supreme Court bench.

For 28 years, Sheryl has been defending our Constitutional rights in the Washington Supreme Court and other appellate courts and is the best qualified candidate for this position. Lawyers nationwide seek her expertise and advice.

Sheryl McCloud has a proven record of commitment to communities of color and a long history of providing free legal assistance to those who lack the ability to pay - those who would be without meaningful access to justice without her help. In one of her first volunteer cases, she helped successfully defend a woman’s right to pregnancy disability leave in the U.S. Supreme Court. She’s not a career politician, but an experienced appellate lawyer who will bring to the court an unparalleled depth of experience.

Endorsements: King County Democratic Central Committee; James Bible; Rev. Dr. Carey Anderson (of First AME Church); Larry Gossett; Estela Ortega; NARAL Pro-Choice Washington; others at www.mccloudforjustice.com


 
Campaign web site: mccloudforjustice.com | Facebook  
Email: sheryl@mccloudforjustice.com
 
Opponents: Bruce Hilyer, John Ladenburg, Richard Sanders
 
Video Voters' Guide:


 

Candidate ratings:

ORGANIZATION BRUCE
HILYER
JOHN
LADENBURG
SHERYL
GORDON
McCLOUD
RICHARD
SANDERS
Cardozo Society * * Exceptionally
Well Qualified
*
Joint Asian
Judicial

Evaluation Committee
Well Qualified Well Qualified Well Qualified *
Justice for Washington
Foundation
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Well Qualified Qualified Qualified
King County
Bar Association
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Well Qualified
Loren Miller
Bar Association
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
* * *
Pierce County
Minority

Bar Association
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
* *
Q-Law: The GLBT
Bar Association

of Washington
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Well Qualified Well Qualified *
Seattle Metropolitan
Elections Committee
Recommended Recommended * Hostile
Tacoma-Pierce County
Bar Association
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
*
Washington Association
of Prosecuting Attorneys
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Well Qualified Not Qualified Not Qualified
Washington Defense
Trial Lawyers
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Well Qualified Well Qualified Declined
Participation
Washington
Women Lawyers
Well Qualified Well Qualified Qualified *

Important note! Each of these organizations uses its own standards and rating terms when evaluating candidates; please check their pages for further information. We do not have ratings from all organizations for all candidates, and the reasons vary. Some evaluations may still be in process, or we might not have received them yet; some candidates may not have been offered an opportunity to participate, or they may have declined to participate. Again, please check the organizations' pages for further details.


 

Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

NEWSPAPER BRUCE
HILYER
JOHN
LADENBURG
SHERYL
GORDON
McCLOUD
RICHARD
SANDERS
Kitsap Sun      
Seattle Times      
Spokesman-Review      
The Stranger      
Tacoma News Tribune      
Wenatchee World      
Yakima Valley
Business Times
     

 

Finance report:

See individual contributors:
Bruce Hilyer
John Ladenburg
Sheryl Gordon McCloud
Richard Sanders


 
Media stories:
    August 2
Ellensburg Daily Record   Ladenburg: Court outsider with range of experience
    July 29, 2012
The Olympian   4 candidates want to replace justice on state supreme court
Ellensburg Daily Record   Trio of Supreme Court Position 9 hopefuls respond to questionnaire
    July 26, 2012
KUOW.org   Open Supreme Court Seat Makes For Vigorous Race
Seattle P-I   Hilyer boosted over Sanders in judicial rating
    July 23, 2012
Seattle Times   Richard Sanders faces 3 rivals in Supreme Court comeback bid
    July 22, 2012
Seattle P-I   Challengers no-shows at Supreme Court forum
Yakima Herald   Supreme Court candidate running on credentials, not name recognition
    July 1, 2012
Yakima Herald   Former justice hoping to fill vacant Supreme Court seat
    June 6, 2012
Sequim Gazette   State Supreme Court candidate visits peninsula

 
 

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