exceptionally well qualified, thoughtful, respectful

“I have seen Judge Freeman on the bench and heard feedback from others who have practiced in front of him.  It is important to me that our judiciary is exceptionally well qualified, thoughtful, respectful to litigants, and can understand the difficult legal issues before it.  Judge Freeman is clearly the candidate for these qualities.”

-Heather Shepherd

non-discriminatory to all citizens

“Integrity, fair, empathetic, intelligent, humble, kind, compassionate, respectful and non-discriminatory to all citizens no matter what their background or race but will not succumb to be taken advantage of by those who would attempt to do so due to his kind demeanor.  Mr. Freeman is all about justice.  I fully endorse Dave Freeman to be our next Judge.”
-Pamela Hardesty

respect and fairness

“He is a man of integrity and compassion who treats all people, regardless of their circumstances, with respect and fairness.”

– Jim and Ellen Nickerson

his endorsements say it all

“I attended a Zoom meet and greet with Judge Freeman and found him to be very impressive. His endorsements say it all”
-Myra Ramos

continually impressed with his thoughtfulness, intelligence, and faithfulness to the rule of law

“I have practiced in front of Judge Freeman and have been continually impressed with his thoughtfulness, intelligence, and faithfulness to the rule of law” 
-David Hunter 

careful to listen

“As a former pro tem Commissioner for Whatcom County Superior Court, I had many opportunities to watch Judge Freeman in action. He was always careful to listen to and learn from everyone, colleagues and staff alike. …When the pandemic shutdown began, he was there to make sure the Pro tem Commissioners and Commissioners had the support they needed. He gladly took on some of the emergency hearings so some of us who were more vulnerable could stay safe at home.”
– Pamela Englett

integrity, compassion and intellect

“Judge Freeman exemplifies all the best best qualities of a great judge – integrity, compassion, and intellect.  He raises the bar for the entire legal profession”.
– Donna Barnett 

committed to principles of equity

“I know Judge Freeman to be thoughtful, deliberate, and committed to principles of equity and fairness”.
– Rhonda Brown 

careful consideration of all sides of the issues

“I have known Judge Freeman personally and professionally for over 15 years. He is a kind and compassionate man and brings these qualities with him to the Bench. As a Judge he has shown careful consideration of all sides of the issues on which he must render a decision. He is unbiased and fair in all matters professional and personal”.
-Wyoming McKenzie

legal knowledge, judicial experience, calm demeanor under pressure, and empathy

I enthusiastically endorse Judge David Freeman.  He has the legal knowledge, judicial experience, calm demeanor under pressure, and empathy for those who appear before him that mark him as the  person we need to continue serving as a Whatcom County Superior Court judge.  As a retired Marine officer I appreciate leadership when I see it, and I see a leader in Judge Freeman. 
– Commissioner Leon Henley

he's the right person for the job

-Elizabeth Kilanowski

a respected lawyer friend recommended endorsement

-Bert Rubash 

Compassion

We need judges who understand the law AND have compassion for those in the court’s purview. Absolute justice is justice denied.
-Marlene Orlick

highly confident you are the right person for the job

-David Jefferson

the judges that I know and respect endorse Judge David Freeman

 As a Certified Professional Guardian, I’ve observed judges doing their important work for incapacitated individuals in Whatcom County.  The judges that I know and respect endorse David Freeman.   That is good enough for me!
-Jodi Wallace 

Judge Freeman has done a great job and thus far has really shined!

-Colin Lowin 

Ratings and Professional & Personal Endorsements

Ratings

Judge Freeman earned the following ratings for Whatcom County Superior Court:

Whatcom County Bar Association
Exceptionally Well Qualified

Loren Miller Bar Association
Exceptionally Well Qualified

Cardozo Society Of Washington
Exceptionally Well Qualified

Latina/o Bar Association Of Washington
Exceptionally Well Qualified

QLaw Association of Washington
Exceptionally Well Qualified

Joint Asian Judicial Evaluation Committee
Well Qualified

Professional Endorsements

Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis
Washington Supreme Court

Judge Lisa Sutton
Washington State Court of Appeals, Div. II

Judge Cecily Hazelrigg-Hernandez
Washington State Court of Appeals, Div. 1

Judge Deborra Garrett
Whatcom County Superior Court

Judge Robert Olson
Whatcom County Superior Court

Judge Lee Grochmal
Whatcom County Superior Court

Judge Charles Snyder (Ret.)
Whatcom County Superior Court

Judge Steven Mura (Ret.)
Whatcom County Superior Court

Commissioner Fred Heydrich
Whatcom County Superior Court

Commissioner Leon Henley
Whatcom County Superior Court

Commissioner Angela Cuevas
Whatcom County Superior Court

Judge Matthew Elich
Whatcom County District Court

Judge David Grant
Whatcom County District Court

Judge Deb Lev
Bellingham Municipal Court

Commissioner Pete Smiley
Bellingham Municipal Court

Judge Terry Lewis
Lynden Municipal Court

Judge Michael Bobbink
Blaine, Everson, and Sumas Municipal Courts

Judge Thomas Verge 
Skagit County District Court

Jeffrey Lustick
Whatcom County District Court Judge (Pro Tem)
President of the Whatcom County Bar Association (Fmr.)

Commissioner Anna Gigliotti 
Grant County District Court

David McEachran
Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney (Ret.)

Eric Richey
Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney

Warren Page
Whatcom County Asst. Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

Karen Frakes
Whatcom County Chief Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

Sheriff Bill Elfo
Whatcom County Sheriff

Chief Daniel DeBruin
Sumas Police Department

Bellingham Police Guild 

Satpal Sidhu
Whatcom County Executive

Seth Fleetwood
Mayor of Bellingham

Tim Douglas
Bellingham Mayor (Fmr.)

Terry Bornemann
Bellingham City Council (Fmr.)

Hannah Stone
Bellingham City Council

Gene Knutson
Bellingham City Council

Rudd Browne
Whatcom County Councilmember

Michael Shepard
Port of Bellingham Commissioner

Tara Nelson
Chair of 40th District Democrats (Fmr.)

 

Personal Endorsements

John Allgire

Carol Arvin

Jeff Arvin

Abigail Atkins

Donna Barnett

Linda Barry

Jill Bernstein

Brandi Brady

Shane Brady

Jim Britain

Pat Britain

Rhonda Brown

Naomi Bunis

Judy Bush

Sara Carlson

Sheryl Cartwright

Alan Chalfie

Asia Citro

Craig Citro

Ana Cuevas

Emily Deen

Nathan Deen

Caryl Dunavan

Pam Englett

Margo Freeman

Tom Fryer

Liz Gallery

Cindy Geri

Katy Geri

Lou Geri

Gene Goldsmith

Yvonne Goldsmith

Greg Greenan

Susan Haines

Pam Hardesty

Mary Hatch

Penny Henderson

Janice Holmes

David Hunter

David Jefferson

Damani Johnson

Rebecca Johnson

Elizabeth Kilanowski

Kellen Kooistra

Sarah Kooistra

Mamie Lackie

Clint Lively

Colin Lowin

Tom Lyden

Roberta Magai

Jackson Martinez

Wyoming McKenzie

Marilyn McLean

David Nelson

Ellen Nickerson

Jim Nickerson

Marlene Orlick

Andy Peach

Myra Ramos

Kristen Reid

Pauline Reynolds

Joanna Reynoso

Monica Reynoso

Jennifer Richmond

Melissa Rodriguez

Bert Rubash

Adam Smiley

Steve Thames

David Thorn

Antonio Villegas

Jodi Wallace

David Warren

Megan Yeates

Ziad Youssef

Sarah Zaylor