David Keenan would make an outstanding King County Superior Court judge

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DAVID Keenan is a man with a story worth sharing even if he weren’t running for King County Superior Court judge. He’s had previous experience in the King County court system as a juvenile offender and as the son of parents also caught up in legal trouble.

Since dropping out of high school, his adult journey toward law is also noteworthy, including 15 years as a federal law-enforcement officer. His tale could be the plot for a TV show about the criminal justice system.

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David Keenan

David Keenan

King County Superior Court, Position 26

Strengths: Passion for the law and his thoughtfulness and commitment to help other young people

Keenan is a man with a story worth sharing even if he weren’t running for King County Superior Court judge. His tale could be the plot for a TV show about the criminal justice system. ..."

But that story is not the only reason why voters should elect Keenan as a King County Superior Court judge in Position 26. He would make an outstanding judge because of his passion for the law and his thoughtfulness and commitment to help other young people step away from a path toward prison.

He is board president for Northwest Justice Project, which provides civil legal aid to people who can’t afford to hire a lawyer. He has a wealth of experience in criminal and civil law, including time as a temporary judge in King County.

He is endorsed by all nine sitting state Supreme Court justices, among other prominent lawyers.

He has a worthy opponent in John O’Rourke, who also has broad experience in the law, in private practice for 23 years in King County. He also has served as a temporary judge. But Keenan is clearly the top candidate in this race and should be the voters’ choice for King County Superior Court judge.