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David Stevens


Spokane County Superior Court

Position Ten

This race will be decided in the Primary Election.

David Stevens

Current Occupation/Employer: Prosecuting Attorney, Spokane County Prosecutorís Office

Education: Law Degree and B.A., University of Washington

Legal/Judicial Experience: Over the last eight years, David Stevens has prosecuted thousands of cases, arguing more than one hundred jury trials. He works in the Spokane County Prosecutorís Office prosecuting career criminals. Davidís extensive trial experience and appellate work have earned him the respect of opposing counsel, judges, and peers.

Family: David, Pam, and their daughters attend the W.A.S.G. Lutheran Congregation.

Significant Career Experience: After high school, David joined the Navy serving four years aboard the USS Camden AOE-2. Before becoming a prosecutor, David was a Federal Civil Rights Investigator.

Candidate Statement: David works hard to protect Spokane County and ensure that offenders are held accountable. He has a reputation for being tough yet reasonable and respectful to all. He believes the role of the courts is to protect not just the rights of the accused, but also the rights of victims and the community. David has a passion for justice and the record to prove it. Superior Court is easily the countyís toughest legal arena. Superior Court judges hear hundreds of cases every year. As your judge, David will be firm, fair, and just. Learn more at

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Opponent: Linda Tompkins
Candidate ratings:

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Spokane Spokesman-Review  

Finance report:

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David Stevens 08/13/2008 $5,350.00 $3,945.07
Linda Tompkins 08/13/2008 $37,454.40 $35,145.33

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

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