General Election: November 8, 2022


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Michael Finkle

 

King County District Court

Northeast Electoral District, Position 6

Michael Finkle

Education: JD, UCLA School of Law. MBA, Seattle University. BBA, Magna Cum Laude, Loyola Marymount University.

Occupation: Judge, King County District Court.

Statement: Judge Michael Finkle has served as your judge since 2010. He is respected throughout Washington as an energetic, innovative judge who ensures that all who appear before him have access to justice. Six bar associations rated him Exceptionally Well Qualified, their highest rating.

Judge Finkle continually improves our court system, chairing groups that created King County’s Veterans’ and Youth Courts. Recognized as an expert on mental health and protection order laws, he trains judges across Washington and serves on statewide committees devoted to social justice. Judge Finkle will expand Youth Court, improve judicial awareness of mental health and protection order issues, and seek greater consistency in civil cases.

Judge Finkle volunteers with YMCA Mock Trial Program, Joint Minority Mentorship Program, and Issaquah Schools’ Pathway Advisory Committee.

Judge Finkle has bipartisan support, from both the King County Democrats and the King County Republicans. Over 150 Supreme Court Justices and Judicial Officers, and 45 Attorneys endorse Judge Finkle. Other endorsers: Public Officials, including Congressman Adam Smith, State Senators Kuderer and Stanford, State Representatives, Mayors, County and City Councilmembers; Unions, including District Court Clerks and Probation; Other Organizations, including 1st, 5th, 41st, 45th, 48th Legislative District Democrats. See campaign website for more information.


 
Email: reelectjudgefinkle@gmail.com  
Web Site: https://www.reelectjudgefinkle.com/  
Campaign Contributions
 
Opponent: Joshua Schaer
 
Candidate ratings:

ORGANIZATION MICHAEL
FINKLE
JOSHUA
SCHAER
Cardozo Society Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Well Qualified
Joint Asian Judicial
Evaluations Committee
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Well Qualified
King County Bar Association Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Well Qualified
Latina/o Bar Association
of Washington
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Well Qualified
Loren Miller Bar Association Well Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
QLaw: The GLBT Bar
Association of Washington
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Well Qualified
Washington Women Lawyers Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Well Qualified

 

 
 

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