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Suzanne Parisien


King County Superior Court

Position One

Sue Parisien

CANDIDATE STATEMENT: "Suzanne’s passion for the law and her compassion for public service ... make her, in my mind, a fine candidate for ... the Superior Court bench." – Attorney General Rob McKenna

"Her trial results were outstanding, and her ... clients have consistently expressed their confidence in her and the high quality of her work." – Governor Chris Gregoire

In Superior Court, civil cases out-number criminal nearly 4 to 1. Assistant Attorney General Sue Parisien has two decades of civil trial experience and has mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases on behalf of individuals, small businesses, corporations and the State of Washington. No other candidate has this breadth of experience.

An award-winning volunteer and advocate for the vulnerable, Sue provides free legal representation to victims of domestic violence and has worked to ensure low-income citizens have equal access to justice. A breast cancer survivor, Sue volunteers for a non-profit organization dedicated to prevention and early detection.

Sue Parisien has the commitment to justice and passion for fairness we need in the Superior Court.

Rated: "Exceptionally Well Qualified" and "Well Qualified"

Endorsers (partial list): Governor Booth Gardner, Rob McKenna, Bellevue Mayor Grant Degginger; State Senator Margarita Prentice, State Representatives Judy Clibborn, Fred Jarrett, Zack Hudgins; King County Council Members Dow Constantine and Julia Patterson; former Secretaries of the Departments of Transportation, Corrections and DSHS; and leading attorneys Jenny Durkan, Kevin Hamilton, David McDonald.

Official web site:  
Opponents: Susan Amini and Tim Bradshaw
Questionnaire responses: For King County Bar Association
For King County Democrats
For Municipal League of King County

Candidate ratings:

King County
Bar Association
Well Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Joint Asian
Judicial Evaluation
Qualified Well Qualified *
Latina/o Bar Association
of Washington
Well Qualified
Well Qualified
Well Qualified
Loren Miller Bar Association Qualified Well Qualified Well Qualified
Municipal League
of King County
Good Very Good Very Good
GLBT Bar Association
Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Not Qualified
Washington Women Lawyers Qualified Highly Qualified Not 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.


Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

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.)

Susan Amini 08/13/2008 $114,538.24 $109,268.47
Tim Bradshaw 08/13/2008 $30,147.60 $25,753.10
Suzanne Parisien 08/13/2008 $53,657.00 $49,583.32

Media stories:
    August 12, 2008
Kirkland Reporter   Kirkland resident running for Superior Court
    August 9, 2008
NW Asian Weekly   Amini builds bridges between cultures
    August 8, 2008
Seattle Gay News   Susan Amini runs for Superior Court Judge - "Access to justice is dear to my heart."
    December 28, 2007
Seattle Times   Longtime Superior Court judge says it's time to retire
Seattle P-I   Judge makes plea to voters in retirement announcement
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