Legal/Judicial Experience: Judge Halpert has served King County Superior Court for 16 years. An active member of the court, she has served as Chief Judge of the Juvenile and Criminal Divisions and as the Assistant Presiding Judge. Judge Halpert came to Court with a decade’s experience as a Seattle Municipal Court Judge.
Other Professional Experience: Assistant Dean, University of Washington School of Law
Education: B.A. Occidental College; J.D. University of California, Davis
Community Service: State-co-chair of Becca Task Force, improving services for vulnerable children; Chair, Governor Locke’s Domestic Violence Task Force. Prior board member: First Place School and Northend Jewish Community Center.
Statement: As a dedicated and valued member of the court, Judge Halpert has been endorsed by over 70 trial and appellate court judges. Known for her integrity and dedication, Judge Halpert is also endorsed by scores of attorneys and community leaders. She has received endorsements from a number of elected officials, including Dow Constantine, King County Executive. She was endorsed by King County Young Democrats and several Democratic legislative districts.
Judge Halpert has presided over every type of case, ranging from aggravated murders to automobile accidents to family law matters. She knows that, for each person appearing in her court, their case is the most important in the courthouse. She strives to treat each person with respect and dignity and to run the courtroom fairly and efficiently. Judge Halpert has high standards for the lawyers who appear before her, but no higher than the standards she imposes on herself.
Helen and her husband have raised two wonderful children. She loves cooking, entertaining and outdoor activities.
The record shows that Judge Halpert is the most experienced, balanced and respected candidate in this race. You are invited to judge for yourself and consult www.votingforjudges.org. Judge Halpert respectfully requests your vote.