General Election: November 6, 2018

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Dwayne Christopher


Tacoma Municipal Court

Position Three

Dwayne ChristopherLegal/Judicial Experience: Pro-Tem Judge; Attorney, 19 years.

Other Professional Experience: Attorney having served in Private Practice, In-House Counsel and Associate Counsel capacities; Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association – Trustee; Judicial Assistant, Judge Brian Tollefson.

Education: Seattle University School of Law, Juris Doctorate; Morehouse College, Bachelor’s Degree (Cum Laude); Wilson High School; Baker Jr. High; Life Christian & Birney Elementary

Community Service: Palmer Scholars President; Merle Palmer Minority Scholarship Foundation - high school and college mentor; YMCA volunteer; March for Babies; MESA Program; Tacoma Rescue Mission; Paint Tacoma Beautiful; City Club Tacoma; Recipient of the 2017 United Way Live United Award; Service to Diversity Award 2016.

Statement: Pro-Tem Judge Dwayne Christopher is the clear choice for Tacoma Municipal Court Judge because of his superior legal experience and unmatched commitment to Tacoma. A proud son of Tacoma educators, Dwayne Christopher is the embodiment of what Tacoma needs on the Bench. Dedication to the law. Commitment to community. And the judicial temperament to ensure fairness in the Courtroom.

As a Pro-Tem Judge, Dwayne Christopher has earned an outstanding reputation for his willingness to ensure that each party in his Courtroom can present their case to a person who listens. Dwayne possesses the calm demeanor, respect and objectivity needed to resolve the cases brought before the Municipal Court Bench.

Dwayne Christopher is proud to have earned the strong endorsement of 17 Pierce County & Tacoma Judges, Senator Jeannie Darneille, and Representatives Laurie Jinkins and Steve Kirby. Dwayne is also endorsed by Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards and County Executive Bruce Dammeier along with numerous other leaders and elected officials.

After a lengthy record of legal and civic involvement, Dwayne Christopher is ready to serve as your next Tacoma Municipal Court Judge. Please vote for Dwayne Christopher – the superior choice for Tacoma Municipal Court Judge #3. Thank you.

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Opponent: Derek Smith
Candidate ratings:

Pierce County
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Well Qualified
Tacoma Pierce County
Bar Association
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