Whatcom County Superior Court
Experience: Judge, Whatcom County District Court, trial judge
hearing criminal and civil trials since 2005. Presiding Judge
responsible for overseeing court administration since 2009. Superior
Court Elected Judge Pro Tempore since 2007. Deputy Prosecutor, Whatcom
County Prosecutorís Office, 1986 Ė 2005, 12 years criminal trial
prosecutor; 6 years civil attorney advising and litigating cases for
elected officials, county departments, and the people of Whatcom County.
Other Professional Experience: Police Officer, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Education: Law Degree, University of Nebraska; Masterís Degree,
Criminal Justice, Michigan State University; Bachelorís Degree, Criminal
Justice, University of Nebraska.
Community Service: Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center; District &
Municipal Court Judgesí Association; Washington Pilots Association.
Statement: Judge David Grant has been an outstanding District
Court judge for over 7 years; appointed by the County Council and
re-elected twice by citizens. He has presided over hundreds of criminal
and civil trials. He developed new programs and procedures for District
Court addressing domestic violence, mental health, mediation, and
computerized access; all done within budget.
Judge Grant is uniquely qualified to preside over Superior Court cases
from day one. As a prosecutor, he spent 18 years practicing law in trial
and appellate courts, including the Washington Supreme Court. He is
experienced in land use, industrial permitting, and environmental laws.
He is experienced in weighing the individual liberty and community
safety interests at stake in criminal trials. Being a trial judge, he
knows civil law and litigation.
Judge Grant values and protects our rights and liberties, and is
committed to upholding our laws and Constitution. He brings to court
fairness, common sense, and respect for the rule of law and for all
people. Grant is a proven, hardworking, and impartial judge. He would be
honored to have your vote.
Judge Grantís endorsements include: Judges Moynihan, Swedberg, Elich,
Lewis, Bobbink; Attorney General McKenna; Prosecutor McEachran; Public
Defenders; Sheriff Elfo; Police Chiefs.
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