These are YOUR courts.
Justice is for everyone, not just the 1%.
The candidate for change.
David Greenspan has served the citizens of Washington State as an attorney since 2007 and as a judge pro tem since 2012.
What can David Greenspan bring to our
King County Superior Court?
It’s no secret that many police departments have unfairly targeted minorities and immigrants. While we acknowledge what progress has been made, we cannot ignore the voices of those with legitimate grievances.
David Greenspan has always taken a stand for the people of King County. As a judge, he will uphold the constitution when law enforcement violates the rights of citizens and he will send a clear message that he expects the highest level of professionalism from those who serve and protect our communities.
Access to justice is not just about money. It goes beyond filing fees and the cost of a lawyer. King County has a serious caseload management problem. The average civil case takes 18 to 24 months from filing to trial, discouraging many from pursuing otherwise legitimate claims. Likewise, criminal defendants often sit in jail for months while waiting for their cases to resolve.
As a judge, David Greenspan will hold police and lawyers accountable in how cases and discovery requests are managed. Reducing both case times and caseloads will improve access and outcomes.
Education & Outreach
Education is the root of change, and we must know our rights in order to assert them. We cannot find ways to help change the system if we aren't fully aware of what systemic issues exist.
David Greenspan is a passionate advocate of connecting our courts to the communities they serve. He is a frequent volunteer at Seattle University and the UW School of Law, where he has acted as judge for their moot court and mock trial competitions since 2009. He is also a guest lecturer at the UW College of Education, where he frequently speaks about the School-to-Prison Pipeline.
Modern society demands public officials who understand the relationship between technology and how ordinary citizens live. When our judicial system doesn’t fully comprehend the complex role of technology, how can we expect them to make informed decisions in cases where technology plays a critical role?
From surveillance to privacy concerns and personal liberties, a strong understanding of rapidly changing technology and its intersection with the law is more important every day. David Greenspan has the technical fluency to handle the challenges these issues present.
Justice is about making our communities safer and stronger, not about doling out punishment and retribution. We rely far too heavily on jails and prisons for non-violent offenses. Often, serving time becomes a trap from which it is almost impossible to escape, creating a cycle of recidivism for those with the fewest resources to change their circumstances.
Systemic inequities such as racial bias and a one-size-fits-all approach to sentencing make these problems even worse. David Greenspan supports providing more services and resources to this in need and at risk instead of building bigger facilities for incarceration. It’s time to bring communities together to create lasting solutions.