District Court Pro-Tem Judge Claire Sussman has announced she will seek election to the court in November.
Sussman will seek to replace District Court Judge David Kenworthy, who is retiring.
“The citizens of Pierce County deserve an experienced replacement for Judge Kenworthy who can continue the court’s strong record of performance,” Sussman said in a press release announcing her candidacy.
“As a deputy prosecutor, I won some of the most difficult trials, including attempted murder, sexual assault and felony domestic violence cases while working hard to ensure that the victims of these crimes were protected,” she said.
Sussman spent six years as a deputy prosecutor and has served as a substitute (or pro-tem) judge for the last seven years.
Sussman will have competition for Kenworthy’s Position 2 District Court seat. Pierce County Deputy Prosecutor Kevin McCann recently announced he will seek the job.
You can read Sussman’s press release below.