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Robin Hunt


Washington Court of Appeals

Division II, District Two

This race will be decided in the Primary Election.

Robin Hunt

Current Occupation/Employer: Judge, State of Washington Court of Appeals, Division 2.

Legal/Judicial Experience: Eleven years as Appellate Court Judge, two years as Chief Judge. Author of over 1000 appellate decisions. Seven years as a King County Deputy Prosecutor. Eleven years as a municipal hearing office and Judge Pro-Tem.

Significant Career Experience: Argued over 50 appeals before the Federal Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and the Washington Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Conducts seminars on Legal Ethics and Open Government. Successfully prosecuted serious felonies including arson and murder.

Education: Smith College, B.A., Wayne State University, JD with honors

Family: Husband, retired Navy Chief; two sons.

CANDIDATE STATEMENT: Experience: (Joyce) Robin Hunt has been twice elected to the Appellate Court. She is endorsed and widely praised by past governors, eleven past and present state Supreme Court justices, over twenty appellate judges, forty lower court judges, prosecutors, county commissioners, mayors and other public figures. She is known for her years of service and her devotion to the law. In 2008, Judge Hunt was rated "Exceptionally Well-Qualified" by the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys Ė their highest rating.

Independence: Robin Hunt enjoys bipartisan support and serves no special interests. She respects the law and respects precedent. She often takes her court "on the road" to give young people, especially, the chance to see the state's legal system in action. Former Governor Gary Locke calls her "a champion of open government and an outstanding public servant with a heart for the law."

Common Sense: A mom, a life-long musician and a former school board member, she brings sensitivity and years of community involvement to her role as a judge. Hunt is a mentor of young lawyers and a teacher. Former Governor John Spellman says she "exhibits the temperament and impartiality that Washingtonians have a right to expect from their Judiciary."

Official web site:  
Opponent: Tim Ford
Questionnaire response: For Kitsap Sun

Candidate ratings:

Joint Asian
Judicial Evaluation Committee
* Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Kitsap County
Bar Association
(Membership Poll)
1st Choice:
2 members
1st Choice:
57 members
Latina/o Bar Association
of Washington
* Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Loren Miller Bar Association * Exceptionally
Well Qualified
GLBT Bar Association of Washington
* Well Qualified
Tacoma-Pierce County
Bar Association
* Exceptionally
Washington Association of
Prosecuting Attorneys
Not Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Washington Women Lawyers * Exceptionally
Well Qualified

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Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

Kitsap Sun  
The Olympian  
Seattle 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.)

Tim Ford 08/13/2008 $44,388.00 $37,681.83
Robin Hunt 08/13/2008 $79.459.66 $77,335.69

Media stories:
    August 15, 2008
Tacoma News Tribune   [Opinion] Art of judging fair play isnít always pretty
    August 14, 2008
The Olympian   Panel rules on complaint against Hunt's campaign
    August 10, 2008
The Olympian   Campaign trail for August 10
    August 8, 2008
The Olympian   Ford should reject ad, claims group
    August 6, 2008
Aberdeen Daily World   Judicial candidates spar over mailing
The Olympian   Judicial group rates Ford above Hunt for appellate seat
    August 5, 2008
The Olympian   Two seek seat on bench
    July 20, 2008
Kitsap Sun   Bainbridge judge fights to keep state appellate court seat
    June 25, 2008
Sequim Gazettte   Candidates contend for Court of Appeals judge spot
    June 22, 2008
Peninsula Daily News   Candidates vie for grueling job; Ford challenges Hunt for Court of Appeals
    June 4, 2008
Sequim Gazette   Appeals judge seeks re-election
    April 5, 2008
The Olympian   Lawyer vies to replace judge
    March 10, 2008
The Olympian   Ex-builders' lawyer Tim Ford running for judge
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