Retain Justice Mary Yu

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A Message From Mary

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Hello and thank you for visiting my campaign website.

I was appointed to the state Supreme Court on May 1, 2014 after serving as a King County trial court judge for over 14 years. I was subsequently elected to a two year term and I am now running for a full term in 2016. While on the trial court, I presided over a wide range of civil and criminal cases and hundreds of family law matters. The most important values for me as a trial judge were to treat everyone with respect and fairness, to approach each case with an open mind, to decide cases impartially and to understand that every decision I made impacted the lives of real people. As a Supreme Court Justice, I continue to hold those same values.

I am proud to be the daughter of immigrants and the first in my family to attend college. I am also honored to be the first Asian, the first woman of color, and the first member of the LGBT community to serve on the Supreme Court.

Please join the many others, including hundreds of current and former judges, civic leaders, community organizations, and elected leaders across the state who have lent their support to my campaign so that I might continue to serve you as a Justice on the Supreme Court.

Thank you for your support!

Mary Yu

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About Mary Yu

  • 14 years as a trial court judge on the King County Superior Court
  • Co-Chair of the Leadership Institute of the University of Washington and Washington State Bar Association
  • Distinguished Jurist in Residence and Instructor at Seattle University School of Law
  • Co-Chair of the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission
  • Nine year Board Member of FareStart
  • Highest possible rating—“Exceptionally Well Qualified”—from eight bar associations
  • Named “Judge of the Year” by the Washington State Association for Justice, Washington State Bar Association, King County Women Lawyers, Asian Bar Association of Washington, and American Board of Trial Advocates, Washington Chapter.
  • Awarded Municipal League Foundation’s “2013 Public Official of the Year”

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In the midst of great joy and the celebration of life, we also have to stop and recognize some of the great leaders who have left us this year. It gets tougher . . . Ruth Woo, Bob Santos, and now Justice Charles Z. Smith. Justice Smith was the first person of color to serve on the WA State Supreme Court and he paved the way for me and Justice Gonzalez. It was his generation that left us the with the opportunity to step into the roles we have and we are forever grateful. This portrait hangs in the hallway, in the wing where Justice Gonzalez and I have our chambers. ... See MoreSee Less

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Raquel MlSimply put, I would not be where I am without his guidance over the last 25 years. My heart is heavy.8 hours ago
Noah LeavittOne of my most memorable days in my 11 years at Whitman was being Justice Smith's conversation partner for a 2011 campus visit, during which we explored (well, I asked a couple questions and got out of the way) about a dozen complex legal, social and political topics which he was able to comment on from his own life stories as foundations. It was memorable, powerful, and inspiring, and a treasured moment for the College. A huge loss that is only in a tiny way offset by the myriad people who were influenced by his example.18 hours ago
Laura AnglinJustice Charles Z Smith did a lot of good. And he was always kind to me.19 hours ago   ·  1
Rosa MelendezJustice Smith touched so many of us in so many ways. He will be greatly missed.7 hours ago

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