Monday, April 22, 2024

Lawyer Brandt hopes to unseat incumbent Judge McSeveney


If you’ve driven through Wenatchee recently you may have spotted a bright blue sign that reads, “Elect Travis Brandt for Chelan County Superior Court Judge,” but who exactly is Travis Brandt? Born and raised here in Chelan County, the local attorney said he has a deep commitment to making our community a better place to live. 

After graduating from Wenatchee High School in 1989, Brandt earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Central Washington University while serving in the United States Air Force Reserve. Brandt was honorably discharged in 1998 the same year he completed his studies at Gonzaga University Law School. Since then, Brandt has been a practicing attorney in Chelan County with plenty of civil and criminal trial experience. 

“With my experience as an attorney practicing law in Superior Court, I believe becoming a judge is the next logical step,” Brandt said. 

Brandt announced his candidacy for Superior Court Judge, position two, back in February. Judge Robert B.C. McSeveney currently holds the position after being appointed by Governor Jay Inslee in January and will run against Brandt in the November election. Kristen Ferrera and Charles Steinberg will contest for position three. 

Although most people don’t attend Superior Courthouse on a regular basis, Brandt explained the importance of voting in this election and why he would make a good fit.

“When you do go to court, you definitely want someone there that’s going to be fair and treat you with respect,” Brandt said.

Brandt believes that growing up in this community will benefit him as well as the people he may eventually serve. For now, Brandt says he will continue to campaign while meeting as many community members as he can. 

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