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Jeanette Dalton


Kitsap County Superior Court

Position One

Current Occupation/Employer: Sole Proprietor of Law Firm of Jeanette Dalton, Kingston, WA.

Legal/Judicial Experience: Practiced law since 1983 trying hundreds of criminal and civil cases; a reputation as one of the best trial attorneys in Kitsap County. Only candidate with experience as a substitute JUDGE in several different courts.

Significant Career Experience: Thousands of appearances in government, state and federal courts, hundreds of jury trials. Dozens of Appeals including death penalty cases.

Education: BA, Business Administration, UW (1981). JD, University of Puget Sound (1984).

Family: Enjoys traveling, scuba diving and music with husband Ken and their dogs. A member of the community for 17 years living near Eglon, WA.

CANDIDATE STATEMENT: Integrity, courage, and a commitment to justice distinguish Jeanette Dalton for Superior Court Judge.

As a prosecuting attorney, Jeanette fought passionately for victim's rights. As a defense attorney, a champion for our Constitution. In the civil arena, a voice for families, homeowners and small businesses. And as a substitute Judge, the guarantor of fair, ethical proceedings in the best tradition of our system of justice. Jeanette has the experience needed for our Superior Court.

Jeanette's values come from growing up in a military family and putting herself through school. A devotion to truth and common sense; a tireless work ethic; and the strength to stand for what's right. Jeanette has the character needed in our Superior Court.

At home, Jeanette enjoys the company of family and friends and the exhilaration of outdoors activities. Barbeques, walks with the dogs, scuba diving Puget Sound; these and charitable activities occupy Jeanette's time in her community.

Firm. Fair. Honest. Just. This is why Jeanette is endorsed by community leaders, judges, law enforcement, small businesses and regular folks throughout Kitsap County. Jeanette Dalton: a champion of integrity and justice for our Superior Court.

Official web site:  
Opponents: Bruce Danielson and Greg Wall
Questionnaire response: For Kitsap Sun

Candidate ratings:

Kitsap County
Bar Association
(Membership Poll)
1st Choice: 15
2nd Choice: 36
1st Choice: 1
2nd Choice: 7
1st Choice: 47
2nd Choice: 14
Women Lawyers
Well Qualified * Well Qualified

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Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

Kitsap Sun    

New Page 1 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.)

Jeanette Dalton 08/13/2008 $72,042.96 $68,139.42
Bruce Danielson 08/13/2008 $17,653.11 $16,743.70
Greg Wall 08/13/2008 $45,825.06 $43,287.68

Media stories:
    August 9, 2008
Port Orchard
  [Opinion] The leaker, not Danielson, was the real loser
    August 5, 2008
Port Orchard
  Anonymous critics attack Kitsap judge candidate
    July 9, 2008
Port Orchard
  [Opinion] Thoughts on Kitsap County: Judicial integrity, SEED analysis and toll honesty
    July 3, 2008
Port Orchard
  Judge candidate Danielson eschews attorney donations
    June 10, 2008
Port Orchard
  Judge candidates make their case to Kitsap Bar
    May 28, 2008
Kitsap Sun   Three lawyers now vying for Superior Court seat
    March 4, 2008
Kitsap Sun   Costello to step down from Superior Court bench, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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