General Election: November 8, 2022

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Steve Krupa


Tacoma Municipal Court

Position 3

Steve Krupa

Legal/Judicial Experience: Judge pro tem, Tacoma Municipal Court; Practicing Attorney 28 years: currently at Northwest Justice Project, Civil Legal Aid and Veterans Project Attorney; previously at Krupa & Clark, Criminal, Civil and Administrative law practice; Ret. Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve, Command Judge Advocate, Defense Counsel and Prosecutor

Other Professional Experience: Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association (TPCBA): Trustee, Judicial Qualifications Committee; City of Tacoma: Board of Ethics; US District Court: District Representative; ADP: Programmer/Analyst

Education: JD, University of Puget Sound; BA, Rutgers University; Graduate, Army Command and General’s Staff School

Community Service: Tacoma Pro Bono, TPS WATCH DOGS, Tacoma Community Cleanup, and YMCA Moot Court Program

Statement: Steve Krupa is the clear choice for Tacoma Municipal Court because of his depth of experience and outstanding reputation. He serves Tacoma as a pro tem Judge, and he’s handled thousands of cases as a defense attorney or prosecutor. That’s why he’s been endorsed by prosecutors, defense attorneys, and has the unanimous endorsement of every Pierce County Superior Court Judge.

He’s also earned the endorsements of Labor; State Supreme Court Justices Owens, Stephens, and Johnson; State Representative Fey; County Councilmembers Campbell and Young; and City Councilmembers Ushka, Bushnell, Hines, McCarthy, and Rumbaugh. Additionally, Steve received the highest rating “Exceptionally Well Qualified” from the Pierce County Minority Bar Association, Washington Women Lawyers, and the TPCBA.

Steve has over 20 years of experience in therapeutic courts. He believes that offenders must be held accountable, and he knows that Tacoma needs Mental Health, Veterans, and Drug Courts to cut down on repeat low-level offenders, provide necessary services, and ensure public safety.

Steve is committed to improving access to justice, receiving awards from the Bar Association and the Military for his pro-bono work. He exemplifies the qualities we deserve from our Judges. Please vote for Steve Krupa, because experience really does matter.

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Opponent: Sergio C. Flores
Candidate ratings:

Pierce County
Minority Bar Association
Well Qualified
Tacoma-Pierce County
Bar Association
Well Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Washington Women Lawyers Unqualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified


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The News Tribune, P.O. Box 3570, Silverdale, WA  98383
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