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2006 Seattle Elections

General Elections Voters' Guide

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 4 - Judith Montgomery Hightower

Judith Montgomery Hightower - Nonpartisan

P. O. Box 28706
Seattle, WA 98118-8706

Thank you for the opportunity to continue working for you as Municipal Court Judge. A native Seattleite, I enjoy working for the citizens of this City. You first elected me by write-in votes in 1990. I strive to meet the promise I made to you then to be fair, tough and impartial. With fifteen years judicial experience, I continue to grow in my role as judge.

As an attorney, I tired of seeing people recycle through the system. Rather than complain, I sought a judicial position to work within the criminal justice system to reduce the number of repeat offenders. Seattle Municipal Court is now a leader in addressing this difficult task. I now have access to greater resources for fashioning appropriate sanctions and conditions for each crime and person that comes before me at sentencing.

Our Judges work hard to develop relationships with our equal justice partners to continue to improve the Courtís ability to meet our public safety and access to justice needs. Our work continues and I am gratified to be a part of court improvement.

An important role of judges is to educate our community about our laws and the criminal justice system. I speak in our community and in every level of our schools about the courts and the law. I am on the Advisory Board for the Seattle University Law Schoolís Access to Justice Institute. An Institute program I am most proud of is the Community Justice Centers that assist our citizens in gaining access to our justice system to address their legal needs.

Another important aspect of work within the judiciary is judicial education. I have been actively engaged in judicial education for many years as a member of our District and Municipal Judges Association Education Committee, the Access to Justice Boardís Education Committee, our Statewide Judicial Conference Committee, as well as our State Judicial College Board of Trustees.

Finally, I continue to be involved in our community and have been a member of various boards over the years including Park Lake Boys and Girls Club, Girl Scouts Totem Council, Farestart, The Matt Talbot Center, Hate Free Zone Washington, and Seattle University Law School Alumni Board of Governors. I enjoy singing with St. Therese Jubilations Choir, reading and jewelry making. I appreciate your continued vote of confidence.

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General Election Voters' Guide

Introduction

Voter Registration, Polling Places & Absentee Ballots

Seattle Form of Government

Links to Non-Seattle Voters' Pamphlets

Council Position 9

Sally Clark

Stan Lippman

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 1

Edsonya Charles

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 2

C. Kimi Kondo

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 3

Ron A. Mamiya

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 4

Judith Montgomery Hightower

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 5

George W. Holifield

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 6

Michael Salvador Hurtado

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 7

Fred Bonner

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 10

Jean Rietschel

Referendum 1 -
Adult Entertainment Regulation

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Initiative 91 -
Leases to Sports Teams

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Proposition 1 -
Transportation Funding

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Chrtr Am 6 -
Meeting Location in Emergency

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Chrtr Am 7 -
Council Quorum Requirements

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Chrtr Am 8 -
Council Reconfirmation of 3 Dept Heads

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Chrtr Am 9 -
Auditor Appointer and Length of Term

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Chrtr Am 10 -
Planning Commission Appointments

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ChrtrAm 11 -
When Approved Ballot Issues take Effect

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Chrtr Am 12 -
Selected Cnclmmbrs Vote on Chrtr Amendmnt

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Chrtr Am 13 -
Ballot Measure Notification

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Chrtr Am 14 -
Clerk Compilation of Ordinances

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Chrtr Am 15 -
Change Comptroller to Clerk

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ChrtrAm 16 -
Obsolete References to Art. XIX Sec. 10

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