General Election: November 4, 2014


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Eddie Yoon

 

Washington Supreme Court

Position 4

 

Edddie Yoon

Legal/Judicial Experience: Assistant Prosecutor for Tacoma, prosecuted DUI cases. Arbitrator; Pierce County Court. Advisor on international arbitrations.

Other Professional Experience: Professor of U.S. Constitutional Law; EWHA Women's Law School - Seoul. My Supreme Court Cases: (1) against ex-presidents Chun, Do-whan, and Roh, Tae-woo for massacres in Kwang-ju City, South Korea and (2) against Japanese corporations for slavery during WWII.

Education: Lincoln High School, Tacoma 1966 - all city football player. Grays Harbor Junior College. Played football for Jack Elway. Pacific Lutheran University, 1970. University of Washington Law School, 1974. CLEO Legal Fellow.

Community Service: Pro bono work for Korean and others.

Statement: Unlike most judges, I have had real life experiences. While in college I worked in the logging camps (choker). Before becoming the first Korean-American attorney in the Northwest I also worked as a transportation agent for Northwest Airlines. Although I am currently a professor of U.S. constitutional and criminal law at the elite EWHA Women's Law School in Seoul, my wife and I lend a hand at running a small hotel owned by her family in Korea. I believe that my legal ability is evidenced by the fact that I took two cases to the U.S. Supreme Court which is unheard of for a solo attorney. As a Supreme Court Justice, I will try to continue to educate young people regarding the legal systems in Washington and the intrinsic value of our U.S. Constitution. I would be willing to travel throughout the state to do this. I also believe Supreme Court cases should be heard at cities throughout the state so that citizens know the workings of the Supreme Court. Finally, I believe a salary of $90,000.00 is enough for this job and would donate the balance ($77,505.00) to charity.


 
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Opponent: Charles Johnson
 
Candidate ratings:

ORGANIZATION CHARLES
JOHNSON
EDDIE
YOON
Joint Asian Judicial
Evaluations Committee
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
*
King County Bar Association Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Refused to
Cooperate
Joint Asian Judicial
Evaluations Committee
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
*
Latina/o Bar Association
of Washington
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
*
QLaw: The GLBT Bar
Association of Washington
Qualified *
Washington Women Lawyers Exceptionally
Well Qualified
*

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EDDIE
YOON
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Everett Herald  
The Olympian  
Seattle Times  
Spokesman-Review  
The Stranger  
Tacoma News Tribune  
Tri-City Herald  
Yakima Herald-Republic  

 
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