As part of our town hall series in partnership with the Washington Indivisible Network and Indivisible Tacoma, we present two candidates for the state Supreme Court, Justice G. Helen Whitener and Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis.
Both of these candidates are running to retain the seats they were appointed to this year by Governor Inslee, and they are in every way extraordinary. Each has had a long and distinguished career as attorneys and on the bench. And each represents history: Justice Whitener is the first Black woman to serve on the Washington Supreme Court, the fourth immigrant-born Justice, and the first openly Black LGBT judge in the State of Washington. Justice Montoya-Lewis is the first Native American Justice to serve on the Washington State Supreme Court, and the second Native American to serve on a state supreme court nationwide.
This conversation was recorded live on the evening of Tuesday, August 18th.
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