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Harvey Dunham


Washington Court of Appeals

Division III, District One

This contest will be decided in the Primary.

Harvey Dunham

Legal/Judicial Experience: I have practiced law for over 30 years. I was a Pro-Tem Judge for over seven years, I was a District Court Judge in Spokane County for approximately two years.

Other Professional Experience: I served in the US Army and Army Reserve for 24 years.

Education: B.A. Washington State University, J.D. In Law at Texas Tech University.

Community Service: Past member of the Spokane Jaycee's and past member East Spokane Kiwanis Club.

Statement: I believe in old-fashioned justice. I believe that a judge should not make new law. I believe that the legislative branch should make new law. I believe a judge should follow the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Washington and not ignore them. I believe in the right of the people to keep and bear arms. I believe in the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures. I believe that no person should be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb. I believe that private property should not be taken for public use without just compensation. I believe that in all criminal prosecutions, the accused should enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial.

My qualifications: Graduate WSU, 24 years U.S. Army and Army Reserve, 30 years of law practice in Texas, Arizona and Washington, many years a Pro-Tem Judge, District Court Judge in Spokane County for approx. two years, member American Legion. My Wife and I operate an Adult Family Home for six developmentally delayed adults in our home.

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Opponent: Laurel Siddoway

Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

Spokane Spokesman-Review  

Candidate ratings:

Joint Asian
Judicial Evaluations Committee
* Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Latina/o Bar Association of Washington * Exceptionally
Well Qualified
QLaw: The GLBT Bar
Association of Washington
* Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Washington Women Lawyers * Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Washington Association
of County Prosecutors
* Well Qualified

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Finance report:

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Harvey Dunham 8/17/2010 $5,875.00
Loans $2,000.00
Laurel Siddoway 8/17/2010 $39,649.41
Personal Funds $3,700.00
Loans $3,000.00

Media stories:
    August 6, 2010
Spokesman-Review   Two vie for seat on Washington Appeals Court
    July 28, 2010
Pacific Northwest Inlander   [Opinion] Separation anxiety
    March 25, 2010
Spokesman-Review   Siddoway chosen to fill Court of Appeals vacancy
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