Endorsed nearly unanimously by the Kitsap County Judges, including retiring Bremerton Municipal Court Judge James Docter, Tom Weaver, a 40-year resident of Bremerton who has practiced law for over 28 years, is the best choice to be the next Bremerton Municipal Court Judge.
Tom Weaver serves as a pro tem judge of the Bremerton Municipal Court and court-appointed arbitrator for Kitsap County Superior Court. Tom Weaver is an accomplished trial and appellate attorney, representing thousands of people in jury trials and at the appellate level. Tom Weaver has argued nineteen cases in the Washington Supreme Court and has represented hundreds of appellants on appeal, resulting in over 65 published appellate decisions covering every area of criminal and domestic violence law.
A graduate of Central Kitsap High School, Tom Weaver lives and works in Bremerton and has been active in the Bremerton community for decades, serving on the Bremerton YMCA Advisory Board from 2013-2018, the Kitsap Legal Services Board of Directors from 2008-2013, and Kitsap County Bar Association Board of Trustees from 2012-2020, including as its President from 2016-2018.
Tom Weaver has long advocated on behalf of every day people, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or social status. He has volunteered thousands of hours, using his legal expertise to advocate for equality for everyone in the United States Supreme Court, Washington Supreme Court, and Washington Court of Appeals on behalf of a variety of civic organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equity, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL),Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL), and Washington Defender Association (WDA).
Bremerton voters should choose their next municipal court judge based upon professionalism and competence. After much thought and contemplation, I am convinced Tom Weaver is the best choice.
Tom Weaver has volunteered countless hours using his legal skills to advance the principles of access to justice, diversity, and racial justice - principles he is deeply committed to and will continue to promote in the Bremerton Municipal Court.
I have known Tom Weaver for 25 years. He is smart, inquisitive, works hard and is a respected lawyer. He has all the necessary qualities to be an excellent judge. As a Kitsap County judge and Bremerton resident, please join me in voting for Tom Weaver for Bremerton Municipal Court judge.
Tom Weaver's keen intellect, along with his practical courtroom experience, make him the best choice for Bremerton Municipal Court Judge.
I have been practicing law for close to 40 years and have known Tom for, at least, the last 20 years. I have always respected his professionalism in court but I did not truly become aware of his knowledge and concern for the law until I had the pleasure and opportunity to work with him on the WACDL Amicus Committee. I have no doubt that he will be the compassionate, unbiased and professional judge that Bremerton wants and deserves.
-Supreme Court Justice and Kitsap resident Sheryl Gordon McCloud
-Retiring Bremerton Municipal Court Judge James Docter
-Kitsap County Superior Court Judges
- Kevin Hull
- Jennifer Forbes
- Bill Houser
- Michelle Adams
- Sally Olsen
- Melissa Hemstreet
- Jeffrey Bassett
- Jay Roof (retired)
- Anna Laurie (retired)
- Jeanette Dalton (retired)
-Kitsap District Court Judges
- Claire Bradley
- Jeffrey Jahns
- Kevin Kelly
-Municipal Court Judges
- Bremerton Judge James Docter
- Port Orchard Judge Tim Drury
- Bainbridge Island Judge Sara McCulloch
-Kitsap Superior Court Commissioner Thurman Lowans (retired)
Former Bremerton Assistant City Attorneys
-Kitsap Attorney Kylie Finnell
-Kitsap Attorney Dave Horton
-Kitsap Attorney Gina Buskirk
-Kitsap Attorney Anthony "Tony" Otto
-Kitsap Attorney Steve Olsen
-Kitsap Attorney Cal Cunningham
-Kitsap Attorney Allyson Barker
-Kitsap Attorney Laura Schulman
-Kitsap Attorney Stan Glisson
-Kitsap Deputy Prosecutor Nick Kiewik
-Kitsap Attorney Brandon Miller
-Bremerton Attorney Dan Peet
-Attorney George Bianchi
-Kitsap Attorney Felicia Schumacher