King County District Court
Northeast Division, Position One
Education: JD, University of Washington School of Law; BA with
Honors, University of Washington
Occupation: Attorney, Perkins Coie; Judge Pro Tem, King County
Joshua Schaer’s record of serving the Eastside makes him our community’s
choice for this open judicial position.
Experience – 8 years on the Issaquah City Council protecting the
environment and affordable housing while balancing budgets, 11 years
Judge Pro Tem service, 17-year legal career in public defense and civil
practice, Sunday School teaching, volunteering at Skyline HS, Bellevue
Local Support – Judges and Eastside leaders ask you to vote for
Joshua Schaer: Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib, former Attorney General Rob
McKenna, Supreme Court Justice Bobbe Bridge (ret.), Superior Court Judge
Jean Rietschel, District Court Judge Peter Nault, Sen. Lisa Wellman,
Rep. Judy Clibborn, Rep. Roger Goodman, Mayor Amy Walen, Councilmember
Bill Ramos. Non-partisan endorsements: Bellevue/Issaquah - former Mayors
Grant Degginger, Fred Butler; Deputy Mayor Lynne Robinson;
Councilmembers John Stokes, Stacy Goodman, Chris Reh, Tola Marts.
Kirkland/Woodinville - Councilmembers Dave Asher, Susan Boundy-Sanders.
Endorsing organizations: King County Young Democrats, 5th and 48th
District Democrats. “Well Qualified” ratings: QLaw, Latino/a and Joint
Asian Bar Associations.
Integrity – Joshua has built a reputation of promoting justice
for all. The legal community knows Joshua listens carefully, treats
everyone respectfully, and decides matters thoughtfully. As Judge,
Joshua’s commitment to fairness will enhance our Court.
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