General Election: November 8, 2022


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Adam Eisenberg

 

Seattle Municipal Court

Position 3

Adam Eisenberg

Education: Juris Doctor, University of Washington School of Law; Bachelor of Science, Journalism, University of Colorado

Occupation: Presiding Judge, Seattle Municipal Court Judge

Statement: Chosen by my colleagues to serve as Presiding Judge, I joined the bench in 2017 with important and diverse legal experience: seven years as a criminal prosecutor, five years as a civil defense attorney and 13 years as a commissioner and magistrate. I also bring lived experience as a Jewish person and gay man.

Restorative Justice demands that we recognize our courts have been plagued by systemic racism, bias and prejudice. The impacts of generations of injustice are manifest throughout society, and must be corrected through honest dialogue and reforms that address the causes of criminal behavior, while also restoring lives. From that perspective, I work to rebuild our court system into one where everyone is treated fairly, and where we seek genuine accountability rooted in long-term, positive outcomes.

Growing up with an abusive father, I know treatment is critical to helping heal survivors, their families, and abusers. That’s why I helped create the Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP), a community-based program that serves as an alternative to jail. DVIP provides individualized treatment to break cycles of abuse and trauma. On a lighter note, I am also co-director of Youth Traffic Court, a collaboration with Garfield High School for teens who receive traffic tickets in Seattle.

In my first term I was rated “Exceptionally Well Qualified” by the King County Bar, Latina/o, Loren Miller, Joint Asian, and Cardozo bar associations. Please see my website for current ratings.

I am committed to healthy, just, and inclusive communities. I would be honored to earn your vote.

Endorsed by: Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven González, Justices Mary Yu, Helen Whitener, Bobbe Bridge (fmr.); Superior Court Judges Veronica Galván, Ketu Shah, David Keenan; County Councilmembers Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Dave Upthegrove; local Democrats; unions, prosecutors, public defenders, defense attorneys, and many more!


 
Email: electjudgeeisenberg@gmail.com  
Web Site:  
Campaign Contributions
 
Opponent: Poola Vaddadi
 
Candidate ratings:

ORGANIZATION ADAM
EISENBERG
POOJA
VADDADI
Cardozo Society Well Qualified  
Joint Asian Judicial
Evaluations Committee
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
 
King County Bar Association Exceptionally
Well Qualified
 
Latina/o Bar Association
of Washington
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
 
Loren Miller Bar Association Exceptionally
Well Qualified
 
QLaw: The GLBT Bar
Association of Washington
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
 
Washington Women Lawyers Exceptionally
Well Qualified
 

 

Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

NEWSPAPER ADAM
EISENBERG
POOJA
VADDADI
Seattle Times  
The Stranger  

 
 

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