Primary Election: August 7, 2018

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Karl Williams


Pierce County District Court

Position Six

Karl Williams

Legal/Judicial Experience: Karl has served as Pierce County District Court Judge Pro Tem for 22 years. He also serves as Judge Pro Tem for Fife, Puyallup and Ruston. He has practiced law for 30 years with trial experience in both criminal and civil cases.

Other Professional Experience: Managing Partner; Griffin & Williams. Arbitrator; Pierce and King County Superior Court.

Education: B.A., Political Science, University of Washington; J.D., University of Puget Sound School of Law.

Community Service: Karl serves as Youth Protection Officer for Rotary District 5020. He Chairs the District Court Liaison Committee and volunteers for the Bar Association Free Legal Clinics.

Statement: Fair minded and even-tempered Karl is already working for us as Judge Pro Tem in Pierce County District Court. He has a proven record of public safety, community service and protecting the rights of victims.

Karl is the only candidate in this race who has received the highest rating of Exceptionally Well Qualified by the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar, The Washington Womanís Lawyers and the Pierce County Minority Bar.

Karlís service as an arbitrator, mediator and his private practice gives him the necessary experience to handle all of Pierce County District Courtís criminal and civil cases. Whether it be a DUI, traffic infraction, small claims, contract dispute, or personal injury case, Karl has the experience to make the right decision.

Karl understands the impact that mental health, addiction and economic disparity have on the court system and he has an unwavering commitment to access to justice. Karl has been endorsed by members of both political parties as well as numerous judges, commissioners, prosecutors and attorneys. Karl and his wife Dannah raised their two children and live in University Place. Vote for experience, vote for quality, vote for the rule of law, vote for Karl Williams.

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Opponents:  John Sheeren, Matthew Wareham
, Bremerton, WA
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