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Sergio Armijo


Pierce County Superior Court

Position Nine

This race will be decided in the Primary Election.

Sergio Armijo

Current Occupation/Employer: Superior Court Judge, Department 9.

Education: University of Washington, B.A. (1973); University of Washington, J.D. (1976)

Legal/Judicial Experience: 25 years of service in Pierce County; 5 years City of Tacoma Prosecutor; 6 years Tacoma Municipal Court Judge and Court Commissioner; 14 years Superior Court Judge (re-elected to 4 terms).

Significant Career Experience: As a child, I worked as a migrant farm worker, and by age 22, I had completed two tours of duty in Vietnam. I served as a Green Beret and was awarded a Combat Badge and Bronze Star for Valor.

Candidate Statement: I am very committed to our community and working with different programs such as: Werlin Reading Program Roosevelt Elementary; YMCA and Seattle University Mock Trial competitions; Minority Youth and Law Forum; scholarship programs; and I volunteer as the only bilingual Santa for the children of East Tacoma for many years. I serve on the Catholic Community Services Advisory Board, am a member of American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars and various other boards as well.

As a husband and father of four, my highest priority is my family. As a member of our community, I support our youth because I believe it is vital to encourage them all to reach for success. As a professional, I have dedicated myself to community service where I strive to fairly administer the laws of our state. It will be my honor to continue to serve Pierce County.

Official web site:  
Opponent: Michael Hecht

Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

Tacoma News-Tribune  

Finance report:

Sergio Armijo 08/13/2008 $45,627.00 $38,687.03
Michael Hecht 08/13/2008 $4,738.37 $7,447.55

Media stories:
    August 20, 2008
News Tribune
  Judge Armijo behind opponent Hecht
    August 4, 2008
News Tribune
  Pierce County Superior Court challengers face off
    June 3, 2008
News Tribune
  [Opinion] Barís judicial ratings will aid the voters
    June 1, 2008
News Tribune
  Judging the judges: Bar Association survey rates Pierce County judiciary
News Tribune
  Jurors rate judges favorably on 14 criteria
News Tribune
  WSU professor gathered information from attorneys and jurors
News Tribune
  The judges respond, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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