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Stan Rumbaugh


Pierce County Superior Court

Department 18

Stan Rumbaugh

Legal/Judicial Experience: A trial attorney since 1979, Stan has litigated hundreds of cases in Superior, Appellate and administrative courts. By demanding accountability from powerful corporations, overreaching governmental agencies and others causing harm through irresponsible conduct, Stan has protected the rights and liberties of thousands in our community.

Other Professional Experience: Founded and manage local private law firm; Washington State Association for Justice, 9 years Board Service

Education: JD University of Puget Sound (Seattle University) Law School, Washington; BA Wittenberg University, Ohio

Community Service: Current: Board of Trustees, Bates Technical College; Board of Commissioners, Tacoma Housing Authority; long history of service on many civic and private boards and commissions

Statement: Tested, independent and fair, Stan Rumbaugh will bring the values and experiences of Pierce County families to the Superior Court. In his 30 years as an attorney, Stan has handled landmark cases protecting health care benefits for injured workers, legitimate property rights, equal benefits for domestic partners, and accountability against abuse by powerful corporations and government. He will bring balance, a passion for equal justice, and respect for the law to our Court.

Active in our community, Stan serves on the Bates Technical College and Tacoma Housing Authority Boards. He believes in fairness and opportunity for all, in our communities and our courtrooms.

We elect judges to assure that citizens determine who interpret our laws. Exercise your right to bring a thoughtful, fair-minded voice to our Superior Court. Vote competence. Vote Stan Rumbaugh.

Rated: “Exceptionally Well-Qualified” Pierce County Minority Bar Association; "Well Qualified" Pierce County Bar Association Endorsed: Pierce County Democrats; Congressman Norm Dicks, Adam Smith; State Senators Debbie Regala, Derek Kilmer; State Representatives Laurie Jinkins, Connie Ladenburg, Larry Seaquist; Former Executive John Ladenburg; County Commissioner Tim Farrell; Former Tacoma Mayors Bill Baarsma, Karen Vialle, Brian Ebersole; Tacoma City Council Members Lauren Walker, Ryan Mello, Marty Campbell, Anders Ibsen.

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Opponent: Helen Whitener
Candidate ratings:

Joint Asian

Evaluation Committee
Well Qualified *
Tacoma-Pierce County
Bar Association
* Well Qualified
Women Lawyers
Well Qualified Well Qualified

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Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

Tacoma News Tribune  


Finance report:

Stan Rumbaugh 8/3/2012 $17,994.55
Personal Funds $5,000.00
Loans $250.00
Helen Whitener 8/3/2012 $18,141.43
Loans $3,000.00

Media stories:
    July 14, 2012
Tacoma News Tribune   Pierce Superior Court races draw the most candidates since 2004, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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