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Tim Bradshaw


King County Superior Court

Position One

Tim Bradshaw

Current Occupation/Employer: Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney – King County.

Education: JD, Seattle University, 1988; BA, University of Puget Sound, 1984.

Legal/Judicial Experience: Twenty years courtroom experience handling civil and criminal cases. Bradshaw tried dozens of complex trials of sexual assault, animal abuse, and high-profile murders including convictions on the murder of Mia Zapata, the deaths of four Seattle firefighters, and “Seattle’s Shipyard Shooting.”

Family: Tim grew up in south King County. He lives with his wife and young son in Seattle.

Significant Career Experience: Lead prosecutor on groundbreaking, CSI cases, including the first DNA case in County history. Founding member, Homicide Unit. Recipient, Norm Maleng Outstanding Trial Advocacy Award.

Candidate Statement: The King County Bar rates Tim Bradshaw as “Exceptionally Well Qualified,” its highest rating and the highest rating in this race. With 120 Superior Court jury trials, Bradshaw offers voters proven courtroom experience, and a lifelong record of public service.

Known for his fairness, knowledge of the law, and integrity, Bradshaw is the only candidate to earn three “Exceptionally Well Qualified” ratings (King County, Latina/o, and GLBT Bar Associations), and the Washington Women Lawyers only “Highly Qualified” rating in this race.

For two decades, Bradshaw has served this community representing victims in court to bring murderers, batterers, and sexually violent predators to justice. This experience, plus involvement with the YWCA’s “Girl’s First,” has prepared Bradshaw to manage a courtroom that respects jurors and all participants. Bradshaw’s Superior Court qualifications are unmatched in this race.

Incumbent Pos. 01 judge, Charles Mertel, strongly endorses Bradshaw’s candidacy. Please join Judge Mertel, County Executive Ron Sims, Supreme Court Justice Bobbe Bridge, Hon. Susan Agid, Hon. Marlin Appelwick, many judges, Community leaders, former U.S. Attorney Mike McKay, WSBA President Ron Ward (former), Judy Maleng, IFPTE Local 17, Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and support the most experienced candidate in this race–Tim Bradshaw for Superior Court.

Official web site:  
Opponents: Susan Amini and Suzanne Parisien
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):

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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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