Sergio will be the first out LGBTQ Latinx judge on Tacoma's Municipal Court!
Sergio Flores is the only BIPOC and LGBTQ individual running to be a judge in the Tacoma Municipal Court. His family immigrated to Washington state from Tecolotlan, Mexico when he was 10, struggling at first through the hardships of working low-wage jobs while trying to learn a new language and adapt to the culture of their new community. His parents maintained an unyielding positive attitude and a generous spirit towards others throughout his childhood, which has stuck with him over the years. They are what drive him to become a Tacoma Municipal Court Judge and have a positive impact on his communities, especially those who have been most negatively impacted by the criminal legal system.
Sergio has seen first-hand the power—and the impact—policies have on BIPOC and queer communities. His experience in the City of Auburn’s Community Court has reinforced his belief and commitment to diversion and therapeutic programs as an approach to responding to local crime because this process addresses the victim’s concerns, the offender’s struggles, and most importantly, it reduces recidivism. That’s why, as a Tacoma Municipal Court Judge, he will seek to strengthen similar programs. Sergio is so thankful to have received the Victory Fund’s endorsement, as well as endorsements from Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland, Executive Dow Constantine, Mayor Victoria Woodards, and so many more. For more information, check out his website at sergiofloresforjudge.com!