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Tim Ford


Washington Court of Appeals

Division II, District Two

This race will be decided in the Primary Election.

Tim Ford

Current Occupation/Employer: As a Washington State Assistant Attorney General, Tim Ford has authored formal legal opinions, defended initiatives and referendums, and trained hundreds of citizens to hold government accountable. Timís diverse legal career includes successfully defending parents in child custody battles, fighting costly government regulations, and assisting with appellate cases before the state and federal supreme courts.

Family: Tim is devoted to his wife, Sonya and their 3 year-old daughter Megan.

Significant Career Experience: As a U.S. Navy Lieutenant, Tim flew helicopters in support missions without loss of any lives, and was honorably discharged in 1994.

Candidate Statement: Tim Ford will protect the rights of the people of Washington. He has the personal experience and integrity we expect from judges. Timís appellate experience and knowledge of the Washington Constitution will protect our civil liberties, while holding individuals and government accountable. Tim has a well deserved reputation as a hard working leader, and champion of open government as Assistant Attorney General. Throughout his legal career he has contributed free legal work to the disadvantaged. Tim will use his leadership, experience, and keen mind to improve the court and protect the rights of the people.

Judicial Philosophy: Our constitution requires judges to protect individual rights, enforce laws, and hold individuals and government accountable regardless of who stands before them. The judiciaryís proper role is as a check and balance on the other branches of government. Tim will not legislate from the bench.

Broad-Based Support: Tim Ford is a featured speaker at non-partisan statewide forums for open government. Timís experience has gained him support across a broad spectrum including independent, democratic, and republican leaders; judges, prosecutors, and many others. Tim is supported by the Farm Bureau and has worked closely with citizens, conservationists, and businesses on matters of important public policy.

Official web site:  
Opponent: Robin Hunt
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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