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Annette Plese


Spokane County Superior Court

Position One

Annette Plese

Current Occupation/Employer: Judge for Spokane District/Municipal Court elected 2002

Education: Gonzaga School of Law Graduate and Gonzaga University BA in Criminal Justice

Legal/Judicial Experience: Court Commissioner March 1998 – August 2002; Senior Attorney & Deputy Prosecutor Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office 1991 – 1998; Judicial Assistant – Spokane Superior Court 1989 – 1991

Family: Married to Retired Spokane County Deputy Sheriff for 15 years and one son.

Candidate Statement: Judge Annette Plese has served in the Spokane District/Municipal Court for over ten years, first as a Court Commissioner then elected in 2002 to her current position as Judge. She has extensive court experience including DUI, and Domestic Violence as well as Civil and Small Claims.

Judge Plese served three years on the Board of Governors for the District/Municipal Court Judges Association and is a faculty member for the State Judicial College. She is a recipient of the distinguished Myra Bradwell Award from Gonzaga University for her exceptional service to the community. As a volunteer for Saturday Kid’s Court, Judge Plese helps child witnesses understand the complex court system.

Formerly as a senior attorney for Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office, she spent over seven years prosecuting cases and supervising others in the Domestic Violence and Burglary/Fraud Units.

Born and raised in Spokane, she attended both Eastern Washington and Gonzaga Universities. Judge Plese received her law degree from GU School of Law. Married for 15 years, she and her husband are avid Harley Davidson riders and enjoy Gonzaga Basketball.

Superior Court requires Judge Annette Plese’s exceptional qualifications and strong work ethic!

Judge Plese appreciates your vote!

Official web site:  
Opponents: Mark Vovos and Greg Weber
Documents: Spokane County Bar Association Biography

Candidate ratings:

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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.)

Annette Plese 08/13/2008 $66,473.44 $66,050.56
Mark Vovos 08/13/2008 $56,804.56 $52,941.12
Greg Weber 08/13/2008 $18,316.51 $17,864.26

Media stories:
    July 31, 2008
Spokesman-Review   Judicial poll gives high marks to Vovos, Tompkins
    July 18, 2008
Spokesman-Review   Superior, appeals court judgeships on line in vote
    April 22, 2008
Spokesman-Review   Judgeship races start to take shape
    March 14, 2008
Spokesman-Review   Long-time judge to leave bench

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