Judicial Candidate Evaluation Ratings
last updated 8/11/20
Supreme Court Position 3
Supreme Court Position 6
|G. Helen Whitener
|Exceptionally Well Qualified
|Richard S. Serns
||No Campaign Website
King County Superior Court Position 13
King County Superior Court Position 30
More About KCBA Ratings
The King County Bar Association publishes ratings for any candidate who has filed election paperwork with the state Public Disclosure Commission or the King County Elections Department, provided we have issued a rating. KCBA is committed to releasing ratings in every contested judicial election that appears on the King County ballot, as well as for any candidate who requests a rating. Generally incumbent judges running unopposed do not seek ratings. Candidates with “rating pending” have not yet been rated.
KCBA plans to issue ratings for all candidates, including those who do not provide materials, by September 30 (general election ballots are mailed to voters in mid-October). Any candidate not in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association is automatically rated "not qualified." In addition, any candidate who does not respond to KCBA's request for information may also receive a “not qualified” or “refused to cooperate” rating.
For additional information on KCBA’s work with judicial candidate and officer evaluations, visit www.kcba.org/judicialresources. To learn more about all judicial candidates, please visit www.votingforjudges.org.