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David Ruzumna


King County Superior Court

Department 42

David RuzumnaLegal/Judicial Experience: Active member of the Washington State Bar Association since 1997; Licensed since 2000 to practice before the United States District Court, Western District of Washington; Licensed since 2010 to Practice before the 9th Circuit United States Court of Appeals; Member of King County Bar Association

Other Professional Experience: No information submitted

Education: B.A., Sociology, Humboldt State University (1993); J.D., cum laude, Seattle University (1997)

Community Service: Panel Member of KCBA’s ‘Volunteer Assistance for Persons with AIDS/HIV’; Volunteer Attorney for Lawyers Fostering Independence (Program of CCYJ); Actively Provides Pro Bono Services on behalf of several Animal Rescue/Shelters, Theater Arts and other nonprofit companies

Statement: After 15 years of practicing law in our community, I am running for King County Superior Court Judge. If elected, I would bring:

Diverse experience within the judicial system. As an attorney, I have developed the kind of experience that can only come from being ‘in the trenches.’ I represent diverse clients, with equally diverse interests and goals. I assist many small and mid-size businesses and civil litigants — plaintiffs and defendants — all over our region.

The ability to make fair, informed and consistent decisions. As an attorney, I know that preparation wins cases. I have witnessed firsthand that preparation by a judge is the key to sound decision making.

A strong commitment to the King County community and to the legal system. As a husband and a father of two children, I have made King County not only my home, but my life and business. I have dedicated time to pro bono work, volunteering for the Center for Children and Youth Justice, dog rescue organizations, local theater companies as well as individual artists, and have served on the King County Bar Association’s Volunteer Assistance for Persons with AIDS. I would be honored to have your vote.

Campaign Web Site: www.ruzumnaforjudge  
Opponents: Marianne Jones, Sue Parisien, Chris Washington
Questionnaire responses: For Municipal League of King County

Candidate ratings:

Cardozo Society * * * Qualified
King County
Bar Association
Not Qualified Qualified Qualified Well Qualified
Municipal League
of King County
Adequate Very Good Good Very Good
Q-Law: The GLBT
Bar Association of Washington
* * * Qualified
Seattle Metropolitan
Elections Committee
* * Recommended Recommended
Women Lawyers
* * Not Qualified Qualified

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Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

Seattle Times      
The Stranger      


Finance report:

Marianne Jones 8/3/2012 $25,039.04 $20,593.09
Sue Parisien 8/3/2012 $0.00 $0.00
David Ruzumna 8/3/2012 $16,039.99 $9,453.96
Chris Washington 8/3/2012 $32,752.00
Loans $10,000.00

 , P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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