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Eric Lucas


Snohomish County Superior Court

Position Eight

This race will be decided in the Primary Election.

Eric Lucas

Current Occupation/Employer: Snohomish County Superior Court Judge, Position 8

Legal/Judicial Experience: State of Washington Board for Judicial Administration, Best Practices Committee State Superior Court Judges Association, Equality and Fairness Committee Administrative Appeals Judge, State of Washington Former City Attorney, Langley Former Deputy Prosecutor, King County

Significant Career Experience: Member, Board of Trustees, Snohomish County YMCA Founding Member Mariner HS Alumni Association Past President NAACP of Snohomish County South-Everett-Mukilteo Rotary

Education: Graduate — Mariner H.S., BA University of Washington, JD, Harvard Law School

Family: Married 34 years to Beth Cohn; 4 children: Joel Z. Lucas, M.D, Jared E. Lucas, BA Economics, District Manager WFF, Ben—Junior, GWU, Peter, Jr., O’Dea.

CANDIDATE STATEMENT: Eric Z. Lucas: Public Service You Can Rely On

Four years ago Judge Eric Lucas was elected to bring a strong work ethic, strong legal experience and a commitment to impartial justice to the Superior Court.

Lucas delivered on that promise.

An experienced judge and tough former prosecutor, Judge Lucas has built a clear record of fairness and sound judgment.

Respected by judges, attorneys, law enforcement, victim advocates and families, Judge Lucas has earned our vote for a second term.

Endorsements We Trust

"Eric Lucas is everything a judge should be: smart, independent, hard working, fair and balanced. He has worked hard to protect our families and deserves our vote." County Prosecutor Janice Ellis

Supreme Court Justices: Charles Johnson and Charles Z. Smith (ret); Executive Aaron Reardon; Sheriff John Lovick; County Clerk Sonya Kraski; County Assessor Cindy Portmann; Superior Court Judges: Gerald Knight, James Allendoerfer, Ronald Castleberry, Larry McKeeman, Thomas Wynne, George Bowden, Anita Farris, Linda Krese, Ellen Fair, Kenneth Cowsert, Michael Downes, David Kurtz, and Bruce Weiss; Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson; County Councilmembers Dave Gossett, Brian Sullivan; State Representatives: John McCoy, Liz Loomis, Marko Liias; Mukilteo Councilmembers Tony Tinsley, Kevin Stoltz, Randy Lord..

Re-Elect Eric Lucas — Superior Court Judge

Official web site:  
Opponent: David Hulbert
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

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

Important note! Each of these organizations uses its own standards and rating terms when evaluating candidates; please check their pages for further information. We do not have ratings for candidates with an asterisk (*), and the reasons vary. Some evaluations may still be in process, or we might not have received them yet; some candidates may not have been offered an opportunity to participate, or they may have declined to participate. Again, please check the organizations' pages for further details..


 Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

Everett Herald  
Marysville Globe/Arlington Times  

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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