General Election: November 6, 2018

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Marcus Naylor


King County District Court

Northeast Division, Position One

Education: Juris Doctor, Seattle University Law School, BA, Trinity Lutheran College

Occupation: Supervising Attorney King County DPD, Judge Pro Tem -District Court

Marcus Naylor received the highest judicial rating - “Exceptionally Well Qualified”- from King County Bar Association, Latino/a Bar, LGBT-QLaw, and Joint Asian Bar Associations of Washington.

Marcus is endorsed by retiring Judge Janet Garrow who currently holds the seat, the King County Democratic Party, King County Labor Council, King County Corrections Guild, Seattle Marshal’s Guild, over 35 Judges from King County, Supreme Court Justices Barbara Madsen and Mary Yu, and 50+ attorneys, clerks, and bailiffs.

Judges must possess mastery of the law and the courage to make difficult decisions. Marcus brings 26 years of unmatched criminal and civil experience as an attorney and part-time judge; he has earned a reputation for being fair, impartial, compassionate, and tough when appropriate. “Marcus Naylor will be an excellent judge because of his experience, intelligence and commitment to equal justice” - Judge Theresa Doyle, King County Superior Court.

Marcus was born in South Korea, lived in an orphanage until nine, then was adopted by loving American parents who were educators. With their support, Marcus became a public defender attorney and has faithfully served the public by ensuring access to justice for everyone. Marcus will treat everyone with dignity, patience and respect.

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Opponent: Joshua Schaer
Candidate ratings:

Cardozo Society Well Qualified  
King County Bar Association Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Joint Asian Judicial
Evaluations Committee
Well Qualified
Latina/o Bar Association
of Washington
Well Qualified
QLaw: The GLBT Bar
Association of Washington
Well Qualified


Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

The Stranger , Bremerton, WA
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