During the Aug. 7 primary, the voters will be faced with a clear choice for associate justice of the Washington Supreme Court: to reinstate Justice Steven Gonzalez or to replace him with a little-known Kitsap County lawyer who has no judicial experience. We hope that you will join us and several of our Gonzaga Law School faculty colleagues (in our individual capacities and not as official representatives of the school) in voting for Justice Gonzalez.
Gov. Chris Gregoire hailed Gonzalez as exceptionally qualified when she appointed him to the court, and we wholeheartedly agree. Gonzalez brings a wealth of experience to the bench, having previously worked as an attorney with a Seattle firm, as the Seattle city prosecutor, as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Department of Justice, and as a King County Superior Court judge for 10 years.
Justice Gonzalez devotes himself to the rule of law because he believes passionately that all persons deserve to be treated fairly and justly in our legal system. His keen intellect and powerful presence ensure that he will continue to apply the law uniformly and consistently. There is no better choice for the Washington Supreme Court than sitting Associate Justice Steven Gonzalez.
Jason A. Gillmer, professor of law
Mary Pat Treuthart, professor of law