Retain Judge Elisabeth Tutsch as a trusted servant on our Yakima Bench.
The selection of our Judges should not become embroiled in political divisiveness. Regardless of our own political leanings or convictions, Judges should be selected based on a demonstrated commitment to three fundamental principles:
- Have they demonstrated an UNDERSTANDING, CONNECTION, and COMMITMENT TO SERVE the needs of Yakima and its people?
- Have they demonstrated an ability to ACTIVELY CARE and LISTEN to the people of our community?
- Have they EARNED OUR TRUST by demonstrating an unwavering adherence to support the rule of law in their judicial decision-making? In other words, DO THEY TREAT ALL PEOPLE EQUALLY UNDER THE LAW irrespective of race, creed, political affiliation, religion, etc.?
Judge Elisabeth Tutsch roundly demonstrates ALL THREE of these principles. She has thus earned the privilege to continue her service on the Yakima County Superior Court Bench. In short, I fully support voting to retain Judge Tutsch.
Citizen of Yakima & Past President Washington State Bar
“I endorse Judge Elisabeth Tutsch to retain her seat on the Yakima County Superior Court bench. In my professional career, I have worked as a criminal prosecutor and a civil defense attorney. I have known Judge Tutsch since I started working as an attorney 19 years ago. She is bright, confident, and adaptable. She is versed in many areas of the law from the work she did as a practicing lawyer. Importantly for the Superior Court, Judge Tutsch has the ability to transition into areas of the law she has not practiced in to understand the nuances in that area of law. I want competent, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic judges on the bench. That is why I endorse Judge Tutsch.”
“Judge Tutsch worked hard to take Rod’s House from an idea to a physical home that has served our homeless youth for over 10 years. Her intelligence, hard work, commitment to our community, and fairness make her the best candidate for Superior Court Judge. I encourage you to join me in supporting Judge Tutsch.”
Retired School Administrator and co-founding board member of
Rod’s House (and for whom Rod’s House was named!)
“I have known Judge Elisabeth Tutsch as a colleague and friend for over 20 years. Judge Tutsch is kind, smart, and steady under pressure. Her dedication to public service makes her exceptionally deserving of your vote.”
Chief Judge, Washington State Court of Appeals, Division III
“My family will vote for Elisabeth Tutsch, for Superior Court Judge. She is an experienced lawyer, trusted by her peers, and she will dispense justice equally and fairly.”
Founder KDNA Radio Cadena
Judge David Elofson
Presiding Judge, Yakima Superior Court
Retain Judge Elisabeth Tutsch? Why wouldn’t we! She is hard working, authentic, passionate, honest, intelligent, and an active volunteer with our most vulnerable neighbors. To balance her busy life, Elisabeth enjoys our Washington outdoor playground as a fellow cyclist and runner. We are fortunate to have Elisabeth here, serving our Yakima Valley with excellence!
Mark and Sara Holtzinger
My family and I look forward to voting for Judge Tutch this November. Judge Tutch is a dedicated public servant who is committed to decency and impartiality. Our community would do well to elect her.
Jaime Cuevas, Jr.
General Counsel & CBDO
I have known Judge Tutsch for over 20 years: as a law student, a practitioner, and a fellow judicial officer. She is smart, fair, kind and firm. Judge Tutsch has been all of these things, consistently, for over two decades. She understands that the role of a judge is to apply the law to the facts, uninfluenced by sympathy, bias or prejudice. Judges commit to a fair process that yields a legally principled result, not to any particular result. As it should be. Judge Tutsch does this every day.
Judge Alex Ekstrom
Superior Court of Benton and Franklin Counties
I support Judge Elisabeth Tutsch for Yakima County Superior Court Judge. I first met Elisabeth Tutsch in 2004 while advocating for Yakima County’s homeless. She is a founding member of the Homeless Network of Yakima County, which her and I served as the first co-chairs for that organization. Elisabeth then went on to help lead the formation of the Rod’s House homeless youth organization and served as its board chair for several years. In her previous position as the local director for Northwest Justice Project, Elisabeth fought for the legal rights of county residents who needed legal assistance but couldn’t afford legal representation. It was no surprise when Elisabeth was selected to fill a vacancy on the Yakima County Superior Court Bench. She was selected because of the respect her peers in Yakima County’s Legal Community have for her knowledge, skill and professionalism. I too have a great respect for Elisabeth and have seen how her character and compassion have changed lives. Please join me in voting for Judge Elisabeth Tutsch for Yakima Superior Court Judge.