General Election: November 3, 2020

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Dave Larson


Washington Supreme Court

Position Three

Dave LarsonLegal/Judicial Experience
23 years as a highly rated trial attorney, 12 years as a judge.

Other Professional Experience
Judge Larson is a leader in the judiciary, serving on the Legislative, Therapeutic Courts, Public Trust & Confidence Committees; the Civic Learning Council, and Council on Independent Courts. Recipient of the Judge William Nevins Award for civics education and DMCJA President’s Award for protecting judicial independence.

B.A., Public Administration, UPS; J.D., SU Law School.

Community Service
2018 “Hero” of Federal Way Schools award. He attends St. Vincent DePaul Parish. A member of Kiwanis, where he founded the Aktion Club, for people with developmental disabilities.

Judge Dave Larson is our best choice for state Supreme Court Justice because he will protect our civic rights and uphold the law and constitution as written. Judge Larson has a record of fairness and impartiality, which is why he’s enjoyed strong support from Democrats, Republicans, and Independents over his career. During this time of growing division, we need a Justice like Dave Larson.

Judge Larson has been a champion for improving our courts. As the Presiding Judge of Federal Way, he’s supported reforms to reduce domestic violence, combat drug addiction, and better serve the mentally ill. Judge Larson knows these same approaches can be used to reduce the impacts of the homelessness crisis, humanely making our communities safer.

If you know Judge Larson, you know how much he cares about the people who appear in his courtroom. He’s fair, compassionate, and respectful. Dave’s also a great legal mind, he knows the law and the State Constitution. As a faculty member of the state’s Judicial College, he taught other judges about judicial independence.

Judge Larson has the character and legal experience we need in our next Justice. Judge Dave Larson. For Justice. For All.

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Opponent: Raquel Montoya-Lewis
Candidate ratings:

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

* No rating available (yet).


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