Legal/Judicial Experience: King County Superior Court judge (2008 - present); King County District Court judge (2000-2008); Kirkland Municipal Court judge (1995-2000). Legal experience as a family law attorney (1992-94) and public defender (1985-92).
Other Professional Experience: Former board member of Childhaven, a therapeutic day care for abused/neglected children.
Education: J.D. University of Washington (1984); B.A. Psychology, Rutgers University (1981).
Community Service: Founding member of the Judicial Institute, a comprehensive training and mentorship program for qualified diverse attorneys who are interested in pursuing a judicial career.
Statement: Judge Spearman was elected to the King County Superior Court in 2008 and has been an active member of the bench. In addition to trying cases in all areas of the law, Judge Spearman served as Chief Civil Judge, as a member of the Court's Executive Committee, and chaired the Alternative Dispute Resolution committee, which encourages agreed resolutions of civil disputes. Judge Spearman has worked to make the justice system more accessible, efficient and fair for everyone.
Judge Spearman's supporters include all Washington Supreme Court justices as well as over 70 appellate and trial court judges, legislators (Cyrus Habib, Jamie Pedersen, Gael Tarleton, Sharon Tomiko-Santos, Mia Gregerson and Cindy Ryu), Attorney General Bob Ferguson, King County elected officials: Council members Rod Dembowski, Joe McDermott and Claudia Balducci, Executive Dow Constantine, Sheriff John Urquhart, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, the King County Young Democrats and the 36th and 37th LD Democrats.
Judge Spearman's opponent is an attorney who she ordered to pay legal fees in a court case.
Mariane Spearman is a fair, compassionate and hard-working judge with over 20 years of judicial experience serving the citizens of King County. She would be honored to have your vote.