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Harvey Dunham


Washington Court of Appeals

Division III, District One

This race will be decided in the Primary Election.

Harvey Dunham

Current Occupation/Employer: Self-employed Attorney.

Education: Shadle Park High School 1968; Washington State University 1972; Texas Tech School of Law.

Legal/Judicial Experience: Harvey has practiced law for over 20 years and was a Pro Tem Judge for seven years before becoming a full-time District Court Judge in 2005. He has practiced law in Texas, Arizona and Washington, passing the bar exam in those three states on his first attempt.

Family: Harvey is married to Carla.

Significant Career Experience: Harvey served a total of 24 years in the Army and Army Reserves. He is a member of the American Legion, National Rifle Association, and Kiwanis.

Candidate Statement: I am running for Appeals Court Judge in order to serve the citizens of Eastern Washington, where I have spent the majority of my life. My commitment is to the people. I believe a judge should be fair and impartial, and I am. As a judge, I was a good listener and gave all parties a chance to be heard before making a decision. I have the judicial experience and background to serve in this position. I believe a person is innocent until proven guilty and there should be justice for all. As a former District Court Judge, I saw up to 100 people every day in court. It was always my goal to maintain the integrity of the court. This I did in serving as District Court Judge and Pro-Tem Judge for a combined 9 years. Prior to my time as a judge, I had nearly 20 years experience practicing law in three states. I am proud of my reputation for fairness and impartiality. Please honor me with your vote.

Official web site:  
Opponent: Kevin Korsmo
Candidate ratings:

Joint Asian
Judicial Evaluation Committee
* Well Qualified
GLBT Bar Association of Washington
* Qualified
Washington Association of
Prosecuting Attorneys
* Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Washington Women Lawyers * Exceptionally
Well Qualified

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Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

Spokane Spokesman-Review  

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.)

Harvey Dunham 08/13/2008 $13,088.15 $12,227.43
Kevin Korsmo 08/13/2008 $54,155.25 $50,442.44

Media stories:
    February 1, 2008
Spokesman-Review   Deputy prosecutor appointed to appeals court
    January 31, 2008
Seattle P-I   Gregoire appoints Kevin Korsmo to Spokane appeals court panel
The Governor's Office   Gov. Gregoire appoints Kevin M. Korsmo to Division III Court of Appeals

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