Pierce County District Court
Legal/Judicial Experience: Pierce County Deputy
Prosecuting Attorney for 22 years. Current Assistant Chief Criminal
Deputy. Former Felony Division Chief.
Other Professional Experience: Current Elected Fire Commissioner
(Chair 2017), West Pierce Fire and Rescue. Past President of the Pierce
County Prosecuting Attorneys’ Association. Past President of the Public
Safety Employees Insurance, Inc., which provides disability insurance to
law enforcement officers.
Education: J.D., Seattle University School of Law. B.A., Whitman
Community Service: Pierce County Opioid Task Force. Victim
Awareness Week. Supporter of the Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County
and Lawyers Helping Hungry Children. Former WACOPS Board Member. Safe
Streets Board Member.
Statement: John Sheeran’s lifetime of public service includes 22
years as a Deputy Prosecutor, where he is trusted to handle some of the
most serious offenses in our community. His balanced experience includes
handling cases in front of the Court of Appeals and State Supreme Court.
As the former Felony Division Chief and now as Assistant Chief Criminal
Deputy, Sheeran is uniquely qualified to serve as Judge because of his
depth of experience and reputation for integrity.
John works for our community. He’s championed diversionary programs,
helping create Pierce County’s Mental Health Court for low risk
offenders. This work has ensured that those better served with treatment
receive the help they need to become productive members of society. He
currently oversees the Prosecutor’s Office’s Alternative Courts Team,
providing everyone with equal access to justice.
John Sheeran has the temperament and values that we expect from our
judges; he’s honest, just, and fair. A former small business owner, he
understands the importance of responsible governance. His bipartisan
endorsements include fellow prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys, and
judges Jeanette Lineberry, Kevin McCann, Grant Blinn, Steve Rosen, and
Patrick Oishi, among many others.
Thank you for your consideration of John Sheeran for Judge..
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