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Tag: Karl Williams


COUNTY: Republicans missed an opportunity

The Pierce County Council’s appointment of Kevin McCann as a judge in District Court is a missed opportunity by county Republicans to garner votes from conservatives in the black community by appointing Karl Williams to the bench.

For context, I will mention that I am black and conservative. I know many black conservatives who identify themselves as Democrats, but vote in favor of conservative issues. They don’t vote for conservative candidates as often because they perceive that conservatives do not appreciate the black perspective – conservative or not.

While I do not share this perception, I do anticipate a

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ELECTION: Williams is the best choice for District Court

The Pierce County District Court Position No. 2 race has not gotten a lot of attention in the paper. Out of the four candidates, Karl Williams has the most judicial experience. He has been a district court judge pro tem for the past 13 years and is rated “Exceptionally Well Qualified” by the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association.

In addition to being the most qualified, if elected he would be the first African-American judge in the history of the Pierce County District Court.
Pierce County has a unique opportunity to elect the most qualified candidate, and to add much-needed

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