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David Hulbert


Snohomish County Superior Court

Position Eight

This race will be decided in the Primary Election.

David HulbertCurrent Occupation/Employer: Self Employed Judge Hulbert ADR, Mediator/Arbitrator, emphasizing all aspects of civil and family law

Legal/Judicial Experience: 12 years Superior Court Judge ● 28 years legal experience, ALL in Snohomish County ● Assistant Prosecutor ● City Attorney ● private practice ● mediator ● arbitrator ● Commissioner Pro Tem ● Judge Pro Tem

Significant Career Experience: 12 years Superior Court Judge ● presided over largest civil lawsuit in county history ● handled thousands of legal matters

Education: Law Degree, Gonzaga University Law School 1980 ● B.A. Gonzaga University 1977 ● Everett Community College1970-1972 ● Lake Stevens High 1970

Family: Fifth generation Snohomish County resident ● Seven adult children ● Five grandchildren (2 more due this year!)

CANDIDATE STATEMENT: ELECT JUDGE DAVID HULBERT: Judge Hulbert has 12 years experience as a Superior Court Judge.

Judge Hulbert, born and raised here and with nearly 30 years of legal experience, has served as a prosecutor, city attorney, private-practice attorney, mediator, arbitrator, judge pro tem and Superior Court Judge.

Over the years Judge Hulbert has enjoyed support and endorsements from judges, law enforcement, attorneys, community leaders, and was elected three times by Snohomish County voters.

With a reputation for being honest and fair, Judge Hulbert wants Snohomish County to be the toughest place for criminals and the best place to live and raise our families.

Judge Hulbert believes that every citizen deserves their day in court and to know that the judge is fair, considerate, and understands the law.

This year the Snohomish County Bar Association's evaluation resulted in Judge Hulbert's opponent (Lucas) receiving the worst rating of any judge in Snohomish County! In addition to this harsh evaluation, numerous attorneys with cases assigned to him (Lucas) filed affidavits of prejudice against him, requesting that he not be allowed to hear their case.

ELECT JUDGE DAVID HULBERT Snohomish County Superior Court. PROTECT YOUR SAFETY restore trust and know-how to the Superior Court bench.

Official web site:  
Opponent: Eric Lucas
Candidate ratings:

Joint Asian
Judicial Evaluation
* Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Loren Miller Bar Association * Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Snohomish County
Bar Association
(Membership Poll)
428 pts. 477 pts.
Washington Women Lawyers * Unqualified

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 Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

Everett Herald  
Marysville Globe/Arlington Times  

Finance report:

(Click a dollar figure for detailed data from the Public Disclosure Commission. Note that summary numbers here might not match detailed data for various reasons.)

David Hulbert 08/13/2008 $10,993.13 $10,327.24
Eric Lucas 08/13/2008 $23,793.99 $16,924.30

Media stories:
    August 21, 2008
Everett Herald   Lucas' lead grows in judicial race
    August 20, 2008
Everett Herald   Incumbent Eric Lucas holds slim lead over David Hulbert in Snohomish County Superior Court race
    August 19, 2008
Everett Herald   Last day to turn in primary ballots
    August 11, 2008
Everett Herald   Judicial candidate says his campaign is 'not a grudge match'
    August 7, 2008
Edmonds Beacon   Hulbert ready to reclaim his Superior Court bench
    July 24, 2008
Everett Herald   Candidate for Snohomish County Superior Court judge gets nod from Washington Women Lawyers
    July 22, 2008
Everett Herald   Snohomish County lawyers rate candidates for Superior Court judge
Mukilteo Beacon   Lucas promises fairness from bench
    June 11, 2008
Everett Herald   Political FYI: Superior court judge wins endorsements
    June 6, 2008
Everett Herald   Local NAACP chief quits to seek re-election, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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