Justice Mary Yu
Supreme Court Pos. 1

I'm Running

Today, more than ever, state supreme courts play an essential role in enforcing fundamental rights and legal protections, and in helping to ensure the fair, impartial, and independent administration of justice.


That’s why I’m writing today to announce that I’m running for re-election for the Washington State Supreme Court, Position 1. 


And as the first Asian American, first Latina, first woman of color, first LGBTQ+ justice, and only the 11th woman ever to serve on Washington State's Supreme Court, I know first-hand that having a bench that reflects and represents diverse perspectives is a cornerstone to achieving a system of justice to which we all aspire.


As we launch my re-election campaign, I hope I can rely on your support so that I may continue to serve on the court for another six years.


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  • Justice of the Washington State Supreme Court since 2014
  • Trial court judge for 14 years on the King County Superior Court
  • Co-Chair of the WA Supreme Court Rules Committee
  • Chair of the Public Trust and Confidence Committee, Board for Judicial Administration
  • Co-Chair of the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission
  • Distinguished Jurist in Residence and Instructor at Seattle University School of Law
  • Co-Chair of the Leadership Institute of the University of Washington and Washington State Bar Association


  • 2021 Seattle University School of Law established the Justice Mary I. Yu Endowed Scholarship
  • 2020 Latina/o Bar Association of Washington CZ Smith Trailblazer Award
  • 2019 Crosscut Courage in Elected Office Award
  • 2019 Established Leader Pride Award, City of Seattle
  • 2018 Voice of Social Justice Award from the Greater Seattle Business Association
  • 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from Northwest Asian Weekly
  • 2016 Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • 2016 Imagine Justice Award from Columbia Legal Services
  • 2016 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington
  • 2016 Seattle Women's Pride, Luminary Award

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