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Sussman seeks election to Pierce County District Court

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.

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Deputy prosecutor seeks District Court judge seat

Pierce County Deputy Prosecutor Kevin McCann has announced his campaign for District Court judge.

McCann, leader of the prosecutor’s felony property crimes unit, has been with the office for 15 years. He’ll run for the Position 2 District Court seat currently held by Judge David Kenworthy, who is retiring.

In a press release announcing his candidacy, McCann said he’s running to “restore the public’s trust in our judges and save taxpayer money be reducing case backlog as I did in the prosecutor’s office.”

“Pierce County has suffered too many embarrassments by public officials whose behavior has resulted in admonishments, a loss of the public’s faith and even criminal charges,” McCann said.

That appears to be a reference to Superior Court Judge Michael Hecht, who resigned last year after he was convicted of felony harassment and paying a man for sex.

You can read McCann’s announcement below.

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