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Julia Garratt


King County Superior Court

Position 22

Julia Garratt

Current Occupation/Employer: Parole Board Member, King County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem

Education: BA - University of Washington (’75), Law Degree - Gonzaga University (’79)

Legal/Judicial Experience: King County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem - 1000 days sitting on the bench; Tukwila and Auburn Municipal Courts; Public Defender for the Associated Counsel for the Accused; Deputy Prosecuting Attorney; Pro Bono representation in Domestic Relations cases in Family Court.

Family: Married - 4 children (2 sons serving our country with distinction in the Navy), King County resident since 1961

Significant Career Experience: 1000 days sitting on King County Superior Court bench; current member on the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board (Parole Board).

Candidate Statement: Julia Garratt is an exceptional candidate who has the experience and leadership ability for King County Superior Court. Julia has served as a Superior Court Judge Pro Tem since 1998 and has been a lawyer for 29 years. She has ruled in thousands of cases and has served 1000 days on the bench. Highly rated by her peers, Julia is respected for her fairness and understanding of the laws of King County and the State of Washington. Appointed to the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board (Parole Board) in 1994, she has been reappointed by Governors Locke and Gregoire. She has served both as a prosecutor and public defender and is the most experienced candidate running for Superior Court position 22.

Julia believes in equal access to the court and equal justice for everyone within the judicial system and is passionate about maintaining the public trust. She has received “Exceptionally Well-Qualified” and “Well-Qualified” ratings from the King County Bar, Asian Bar, Loren Miller Bar, Latina/o Bar and QLaw Bar Associations. Julia Garratt is experienced, qualified and respected and will be “your voice” on the King County Superior Court.

Official web site:  
Opponents: Rebeccah Graham and Holly Hill
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 Well Qualified Well Qualified
Joint Asian
Judicial Evaluation Committee
Well Qualified
Well Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Latina/o Bar Association
of Washington
Well Qualified Well Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Loren Miller Bar Association Well Qualified Extremely
Well Qualified
Well Qualified
Municipal League
of King County
Outstanding Good Outstanding
GLBT Bar Association
Well Qualified * Well Qualified
Washington Women Lawyers Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Highly Qualified Highly 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.)

Julia Garratt 08/13/2008 $31,154.84 $26,558.93
Rebeccah Graham 08/13/2008 $37,171.00 $32,997.58
Holly Hill 08/13/2008 $88,326.64 $82,181.05

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