General Election: November 3, 2020


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Richard Serns

 

Washington Supreme Court

Position Six

Richard SernsLegal/Judicial Experience
(See Professional Experience Below)

Other Professional Experience
Mediator, negotiator, hearing officer, investigator, policy writer as human resources director for the Issaquah and Federal Way school districts. Superintendent of schools, Winlock School District. Adjunct professor of School Law for principal preparation candidates at Seattle Pacific University.

Education
J.D. - University of Washington School of Law; Ph.D. - University of Oregon researching Education Legislation in Washington State; M.Ed. - Walla Walla University; Superintendent Endorsement - Western Washington University; Graduate work in Public Administration - Eastern Washington University

Community Service
Former board member, Seattle/South King County Habitat for Humanity; Member Winlock Lions Club. Member Winlock Improvement Network; Bloomsday Perennial.

Statement
Dr. Serns' election to the Supreme Court will provide invaluable expertise in the important field of education law. After teaching Washington State History, and Government, Dr. Serns worked as a K-12 principal and completed his Ph.D. researching Education Law in Washington State. After completing his law degree from the University of Washington he continued working with Washington school districts as Director of Employee Relations, Assistant Superintendent, and Superintendent.

In these roles Dr. Serns worked with issues involving special education law; labor and employment law; individual rights and Constitutional law; family law; Title IX, nondiscrimination, harassment and bullying law. He also taught School Law at SPU.

A valuable part of an appellate court is the varied backgrounds that each justice brings to the process of deliberation. As a school administrator working with a wide array of complex issues involving multiple stakeholders, Dr. Serns has earned wide-respect as someone who listens carefully, respects and honors the rights and interests of all parties, and acts with integrity and fairness. Because of his experience, his scholarship, his integrity, and his passion for justice and for supporting our most valuable resource, our children, please support Dr. Richard Serns for State Supreme Court.


 
Web site: https://www.richardsernssc2020.com  
Opponent: G. Helen Whitener
 
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):

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

 
 
   
 
 
 

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