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Barbara Mack

 

King County Superior Court

Position 37

Barbara Mack

Current Occupation/Employer: Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County

Education: Graduate of University of Washington Law School, 1986. B.A. Boston University

Legal/Judicial Experience: 22 years prosecuting all kinds of crimes, including sex crimes, domestic violence, murder; more than 10 years in the Fraud Division litigating complex civil forfeitures, complex economic and other crimes; lead prosecutor in Drug Diversion Court.

Family: Mother of a teenager who attends Ballard High School.

Significant Career Experience: Deputy Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Interior, Carter Administration. Co-founded national Environmental Policy Center, 1972. Teaching: seminars at J.F.K. Institute of Politics, Harvard; classes on law and ethics for lawyers and police.

Candidate Statement: Rated “well qualified” by the King County Bar Association, Senior Deputy Prosecutor Barbara Mack is a tireless advocate for justice and dedicated public servant. She has prosecuted nearly every type of crime, compassionately advocating for victims and achieving fair sentences. She has the real world experience we need in our Superior Court.

As lead prosecutor in Drug Diversion Court, Barbara works to reduce crime and its costs to taxpayers, and helps offenders become contributing members of society. She has a reputation in the courts for hard work, strong intellect, fairness, and good humor.

Prior to her courtroom work, Barbara co-founded a national environmental organization and served as Deputy Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior.

A deeply involved community volunteer, she chairs the Board of Directors of Children’s Trust Foundation.

Barbara says: “I will honor your vote by being a fair and ethical judge. I promise to improve our justice system, protect our communities, and ensure equal access to justice.”

Endorsements: Seattle Police Officers Guild, County Executive Ron Sims, Judy Maleng, Mike McKay, and dozens of State Senators, Representatives, judges, and citizens throughout King County. For more, see  www.MackforSuperiorCourt.com.


 
Official web site: www.mackforsuperiorcourt.com  
Opponent: Jean Rietschel
 
Questionnaire responses: For King County Bar Association
For King County Democrats
For Municipal League of King County

 
Candidate ratings:

ORGANIZATION BARBARA
MACK
JEAN
RIETSCHEL
King County Bar Association
(and see note below)
Well Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Joint Asian
Judicial Evaluation
Committee
Well Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Latina/o Bar Association
of Washington
Well Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Loren Miller Bar Association Well Qualified Well Qualified
Municipal League
of King County
Very Good Outstanding
QLaw:
GLBT Bar Association of Washington
Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Washington Women Lawyers Well Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified

Important note! Each of these organizations uses its own standards and rating terms when evaluating candidates; please check their pages for further information. We do not have ratings for candidates with an asterisk (*), and the reasons vary. Some evaluations may still be in process, or we might not have received them yet; some candidates may not have been offered an opportunity to participate, or they may have declined to participate. Again, please check the organizations' pages for further details.

See also: Bar Group Finds Misleading [Rietschel] Campaign Materials


 

Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

NEWSPAPER BARBARA
MACK
JEAN
RIETSCHEL
Seattle P-I  
Seattle Times  
The Stranger  

 
Finance report:

(Click a dollar figure for detailed data from the Public Disclosure Commission. Note that summary numbers here might not match detailed data for various reasons.)

CANDIDATE REPORT DATE CONTRIBUTIONS EXPENDITURES
Barbara Mack 10/31/2008 $47,510.31 $43.399.41
Jean Rietschel 10/31/2008 $80,524.00 $77,349.69

 
   
 

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