“I believe in justice. I know judges make decisions every day that impact people’s lives. We do our best work when we are good listeners, honest, and respectful. We must hold people accountable in order to protect community safety. I ask for your vote so I can continue to serve our community as a judge.”
Judge Elisabeth Tutsch
RETAIN JUDGE TUTSCH
Judge Tutsch has served the people of Yakima from the bench since 2017. She has the experience, a proven record working for Yakima’s families, and a recognized commitment to public safety and stability in our community to continue to serve as a judge.JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE
EARNING YOUR TRUST
Elisabeth Tutsch is widely recognized by lawyers, other judges, law enforcement professionals, business and community leaders as a hardworking, fair-minded judge.
Judge Tutsch asks for your vote so she can continue to serve the community as a superior court judge.SEE ENDORSEMENTS
Yakima County Superior Court Judge Elisabeth Tutsch has more than 23 years of legal and judicial experience, including three years as a judicial officer and 20 years as a lawyer appearing in superior court, federal court, and administrative hearings.Judge Tutsch's Experience
Judge Tutsch has been serving on the bench with integrity and dedication to justice for all. She prepares for every case so she can make fair decisions, and clearly explain how the law applies. While everyone appearing in court deserves fair and courteous treatment, accountability is critical. Yakima’s safety and security requires those who violate the law face consequences.
Judge Tutsch’s hallmark is hard work and fairness. She routinely presides over cases with hundreds of pages of court filings. She takes great care to make sure each party receives a fair decision based on a neutral view of the facts and the law. Judge Tutsch understands that justice requires applying the law as written. A busy courtroom is no place for legislating.
BAR POLL RESULTS
Voting for judges can be difficult because many voters do not have experience with or first-hand knowledge about judges. Fortunately the Yakima County Bar Association (YCBA), provides an opportunity for local lawyers to evaluate judicial candidates and shares this information with the public. YCBA members recently evaluated candidates for Yakima County Superior Court judge on the ballot for November 3, 2020. Bar poll participants overwhelmingly rated Judge Tutsch as highly qualified in the following areas: Judicial Temperament, Legal Experience, Communication Ability, Ability to be Impartial, Judicial Experience, Legal Analytical Ability and Knowledge of Community.