Seattle municipal judge candidate appeals voter-guides rules
A candidate challenging the presiding judge at the Seattle Municipal Court is filing an appeal with the city’s Ethics and Elections Commission because, he says, the panel is trying to stop him from speaking ill of his opponent in his voters-guide statement.
Ed McKenna, a city prosecutor, is running against Presiding Judge Edsonya Charles. Charles was ranked poorly in a King County Bar Association survey of judges. McKenna wants to say in his statement that “the citizens of Seattle deserve better than a judge who was rated the very lowest in a recent King County Bar Association judicial evaluation survey.”
According to McKenna, the city’s Ethics and Election Commission told him he couldn’t use that statement and says its rules bar candidates from discussing their opponents in voters-guide statements.
McKenna is part of a slate of candidates running against Municipal Court judges in the general election.
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