On this race: Legal/Judicial Experience: An attorney since 1979, Stan Rumbaugh has spent his career working for the rights of individuals at all levels of our judicial system, including handling landmark cases before the Supreme Court protecting health care benefits for injured workers, legitimate property rights, and accountability against abuse by powerful corporations and government.
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Education: JD University of Puget Sound (Seattle University) Law School, Washington; BA Wittenberg University, Ohio
Community Service: Chair, Board of Trustees, Bates Technical College; Board of Commissioners, Tacoma Housing Authority; Board of Trustees, World Affairs Council – Tacoma; recent Board member, Planned Parenthood Washington; Stan is active in his kids’ schools
Statement: Tested, independent and fair, Stan Rumbaugh will bring the values and experiences of Washington families to the Supreme Court, not a special interest agenda. Highly rated and broadly endorsed, Stan works to protect the rights of individuals at all levels of the legal system. He will bring needed balance and respect for our State Constitution to the Court.
Stan believes corporations and the government deserve the same protections as citizens—not special treatment. In contrast, his opponent collected over $1 million in campaign contributions from powerful special interests like the insurance industry, repaying them by repeatedly siding with their positions—even when it meant opposing the majority’s position or current law. We cannot afford 6 more years with a deeply ideological voice.
Active in his community, Stan serves on the Bates Technical College and Tacoma Housing Authority Boards. He is proudly endorsed by unions and small business, environmentalists, leaders in the legal community, education advocates, and citizens throughout Washington. We elect justices to assure that people—not special interests or political insiders—determine who interpret our laws. Exercise your right to bring a thoughtful, fair-minded voice to the Supreme Court. Vote Stan Rumbaugh.