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Christine Quinn-Brintnall


Washington Court of Appeals

Division 2, District 1

This race will be decided in the Primary Election.

Christine Quinn-BrintnallEDUCATION: J.D., University of Puget Sound law school, 1980. Outstanding Woman Law Student, 1979 and 1980.
OCCUPATION: Court of Appeals Judge.
EMPLOYER: State of Washington.
LEGAL/JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE: Elected to Court of Appeals in 2000, Chief Judge since 2004. Has written 500 opinions. Former prosecutor (15 years criminal law, 6 years civil law). Her experience prosecuting major crimes is important because 2/3 of the court's opinions are criminal cases. Chris works to build a better, safer community. She tutors at-risk children in the Tacoma public schools and serves on the boards of Emergency Food Network, Tacoma Youth Symphony, and Werlin Reading Teams. Walks in Cancer Society Relay for Life.
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Candidate Statement: Our judges must remain independent of politics, know criminal and civil law, and have extensive trial and appellate experience. Chris has exactly those qualities, having served us 27 years as a judge and prosecutor. Chris listens. She decides each case on its merits. She stays independent of partisan politics. Please vote to keep the court independent of politics. Choose the candidate with experience, Christine Quinn-Brintnall. Endorsements: Justice Vernon Pearson, many judges, Tacoma Firefighters #31, Pierce County Prosecuting Attorneys Association, Women’s Political Caucus, John Ladenburg, Mayor David Viafore (Fircrest), General Bill Harrison (Lakewood), Curt Anderson, Dr. Fulton Buntain, and Ron Thompson.

Questionnaire: Completed  
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Opponent: Beth Jensen
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Beth Jensen 09/18/2006 $27,279.05 $25,835.21
Christine Quinn-Brintnall 09/18/2006 $31,625.01 $25,593.23, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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