My journey in life has taught me to be self-reliant, creative and persistent when tackling difficult challenges. I have also learned to lead with compassion.
I am prepared and eager to bring these assets, and my personal experiences as a queer Latinx individual, to the bench as a Tacoma Municipal Court Judge.
– Sergio C. Flores (He/Him)
If you want to get your sink squeaky-clean, you have to let the cleanser soak for at least five minutes before scrubbing. I learned this from my mother, who has worked as a housecleaner for almost 30 years. She taught me that when facing a problem, it is important to equip yourself with the right tools, be willing to fully apply yourself, and work hard until you achieve your goal.
The principles of perseverance and determination were instilled in me at a young age. My parents’ consistently positive attitude and their generous spirit towards others throughout my childhood have stuck with me most of all. These principles and values have been indispensable to me as I have encountered adversities throughout my life. They are what drive me to become a Tacoma Municipal Court Judge and have a positive impact in our communities, especially those who have been most negatively impacted by our criminal legal system.