General Election: November 3, 2020

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David Freeman


Whatcom County Superior Court

Position 4

David FreemanLegal/Judicial Experience
Judge (appointed), Whatcom County Superior Court, 2020-present; Commissioner Pro Tem, Whatcom Superior Court 2018-2020, Review Judge, Washington State Employment Security Department, 2011-2020; Judge Pro Tem, multiple municipal courts in Whatcom County, 2011-2020; Special Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Whatcom County Prosecutorís Office, 2012-2017; Deputy/Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Whatcom County Prosecutorís Office, 2006-2011.

Other Professional Experience
No Information Submitted

Willamette University College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2005; Western Washington University, Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), 2002.

Community Service
Former volunteer guardian ad litem, Whatcom County; board member/treasurer, Lydia Place, 2006-2011; team leader, Seattle Visionwalk, a fundraiser for Foundation Fighting Blindness.

Honored by my appointment to Whatcom County Superior Court by the Governor, I now seek your approval to continue in this critical position for our community. I pledge to maintain the same independence, character and even temperament that has defined my legal career.

Prior to my judicial appointment, I served Whatcom County as a deputy prosecuting attorney as well as a volunteer guardian ad litem. I also had nine years of experience in a decision-making role as an administrative review judge, eight of which I also served as a pro tem judge throughout Whatcom County. It is always my intent to create an inclusive courtroom where, whether or not people agree with my ruling, they leave knowing they were heard and treated with respect.

I am endorsed by many community leaders, including my predecessor, Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis of the Washington Supreme Court, all current Whatcom Superior Court Judges: Deborra Garrett, Robert Olson and Lee Grochmal, Bellingham Municipal Court Judge Debra Lev and Commissioner Peter Smiley, Whatcom Sheriff Bill Elfo, Whatcom Prosecuting Attorney Eric Richey, retired Prosecuting Attorney David McEachran, Bellingham City Councilpersons: Gene Knutson, Hannah Stone, and Terry Bornemann (former), and Bellingham Port Commissioner Michael Shepard.

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Opponent: Jim Nelson
Candidate ratings:

Cardozo Society
of Washington
Well Qualified
Joint Asian
Judicial Evaluation Committee
Well Qualified *
Latina/o Bar Association
of Washington
Well Qualified
Loren Miller Bar Association Exceptionally
Well Qualified
The LGBT Bar Association
Well Qualified
Washington State
Veterans Bar Association
* *
Washington Women Lawyers * *
Whatcom County
Bar Association
Well Qualified

* No rating available (yet).

, Bremerton, WA 98311
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