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Doug North


King County Superior Court

Position 30

Doug North
Legal/Judicial Experience
Judge North was elected to Superior Court in 2000. In the 2020 King County Bar survey, over 75% of the lawyers who appeared before him rated him “excellent” or “very good” for his integrity, impartiality, and legal decision making.

Other Professional Experience
Judge North meets with parties of limited financial means to help them resolve disputes outside of court.

Ingraham High School, 1970; Stanford University, 1974; University of Washington Law School, 1977.

Community Service
For over 35 years, Judge North has worked to preserve our natural environment. He served on the Boards of Washington Wild and River Network and started the Northwest Rivers Council.

For the past twenty years, Judge North has presided over hundreds of civil, criminal, and family law cases. He is a fair and thoughtful judge; who works hard to ensure that litigants of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds who come before him are listened to, respected, and treated fairly.

Judge North is proud to serve on a Court where over half of the 53 judges are women. However, nearly half of the current judges have been on the bench for less than four years. The court desperately needs Judge North’s years of wisdom and knowledge.

Judge North is an experienced, dedicated, and hardworking trial judge. He is endorsed by over 85 appellate and trial court judges, and Supreme Court Justices Charles Johnson, Debra Stephens, and Barbara Madsen. He is also endorsed by the 46th District Democrats, Mayor Jenny Durkan, former Mayor Tim Burgess, Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht, King County Councilmembers Rod Dembowski, Reagan Dunn, Kathy Lambert, former Senator Adam Kline, Bellevue City Councilmembers Jennifer Robertson and John Stokes, and Federal Way Mayor Jim Farrell. A complete list of Judge North’s endorsements is available on his website at Judge North would be honored to have your vote.

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Opponent:  Carolyn Ladd
Candidate ratings:

Cardozo Society
of Washington
[Rating Withdrawn at
Candidate's Request]
Well Qualified
Joint Asian
Judicial Evaluation Committee
Well Qualified Well Qualified
King County Bar Association Well Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Latina/o Bar Association
of Washington
Well Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Loren Miller Bar Assiciation Well Qualified Well Qualified
The LGBT Bar Association
Well Qualified
Well Qualified
Washington State
Veterans Bar Association
Well Qualified
Well Qualified
Washington Women Lawyers [Officer, not eligible
for rating]
Well Qualified

* No rating available (yet).

 , Bremerton, WA 98311
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