General Election: November 3, 2020


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G. Helen Whitener

 

Washington Supreme Court

Position Six

G. Helen WhitenerLegal/Judicial Experience
Justice G. Helen Whitener serves on the Washington State Supreme Court. Justice Whitener is a former Pierce County Superior Court Judge.

Other Professional Experience
Justice Whitener was a Judge on the Washington State Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals and a Pro-Tem Judge in District and Municipal Court. She also worked as a Prosecutor and Defense Attorney.

Education
Justice Whitener earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Seattle University School of Law and her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baruch College CUNY in New York City.

Community Service
I document online my expansive community service activities as I believe in giving back through service.

Statement
I have over 21 years of legal experience and I am asking for your vote and continued support. Legal experience matters for this position and I am the most experienced candidate in this race. I have presided over thousands of cases to include complex criminal, civil, and family law jury trials. I have a reputation for efficiency, fairness, and making well-reasoned decisions in resolving complex legal disputes across a broad range of subject matters.

I lecture to members of the legal and non-legal community locally, nationally and internationally. I am a faculty member of the Washington Courts Judicial College where I teach newly elected or appointed Judicial Officers. I also teach a “Street Law” Civics class to high school seniors at Lincoln High School in Tacoma.

I am co-chair of the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission and I am a Supreme Court appointed member of the Washington State Office of Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee. I serve on local, national, and international legal organizations that promote due process and fairness to all parties that appear before our Courts.

I am married to attorney and Army retiree, Lynn Rainey (CSM Ret.) and we reside in Pierce County.


 
Web site: https://keepjusticewhitener.com  
Opponent: Richard Serns
 
Candidate ratings:

ORGANIZATION RICHARD
SERNS
G. HELEN
WHITENER
Cardozo Society
of Washington
* Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Joint Asian
Judicial Evaluation Committee
* Exceptionally
Well Qualified
King County Bar Association Not Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Latina/o Bar Association
of Washington
* Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Loren Miller Bar Assiciation * Exceptionally
Well Qualified
QLaw:
The LGBT Bar Association
* Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Tacoma-Pierce County
Bar Association
* Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Washington State
Veterans Bar Association
* Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Washington Women Lawyers * Exceptionally
Well Qualified

* No rating available (yet).


Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

NEWSPAPER RICHARD
SERNS
G. HELEN
WHITENER
Everett Herald  
Seattle Times  
Tacoma News Tribune  
Tri-Cities Herald  
Yakima Herald-Republic  

 
 
   
 
 
 

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