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Kim Allen


King County Superior Court

Department 30

This race will be decided in the Primary Election.

Kim AllenLegal/Judicial Experience: Decided 100+ land use cases around Puget Sound; Prosecutor-Phoenix, AZ; Arizona Assistant Attorney General; private litigation practice; Shell Oil in-house counsel; practiced law in four states.

Other Professional Experience: Elected twice to Redmond City Council; 2012 Judicial Institute-fellow; Endorsed: King County Democrats and many Legislative Districts.

Education: University of Michigan- BA Political Science; Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law- JD Cum Laude.

Community Service: KCBA Pro Bono Family Law Program; two terms-King County Regional Law, Safety and Justice Committee; Growth Management Planning Council; Regional Transit Committee; Redmond Kiwanis, former director/founding member; Komen 3-Day Walk, team member-Cops For The Cure.

Statement: I'm running for this judicial seat because this bench has been empty for more than six months; I'm ready to go to work. I have a proven commitment to public service and decide my cases so those who appear before me are safe, respected and heard. I'm rated "Well Qualified" and have criminally prosecuted and litigated over 100 cases. I've also heard and decided over 100 Puget Sound area land use cases in the last 5 years.

Being an effective judge requires more than just practicing law. Being out in our community, listening to people we serve, I learned it's so important that we lawyers never lose sight of the human presence behind our cases. I never will. Those coming to court seeking justice are neighbors, friends and coworkers -they are us, and I'm ready to listen carefully and make those tough decisions.

In hard economic times, the court must provide efficient service with fewer resources. Technology and private/public partnerships can stretch the budget and improve results. I have solutions to make court less intimidating and confusing to improve access for all. Please give me your vote and put me to work for you.

Endorsed: King County Democrats

Campaign Web Site:  
Opponent: Doug North
Questionnaire responses: For Municipal League of King County

Candidate ratings:

Joint Asian
Judicial Evaluation Committee
Well Qualified *
King County Bar Association Insufficient
Information to Rate
Well Qualified
Municipal League
of King County
Very Good Outstanding
Seattle Metropolitan
Elections Committee
* Highly Recommended
Women Lawyers
Qualified *

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Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

Seattle Times  
The Stranger  


Finance report:

Kimberly Allen 8/3/2012 $19,093.89
Loans $5,000.00
Douglass North 8/3/2012 $43,797.14
Personal Funds $15,000.00

Media stories:
    July 23, 2012
Seattle P-I   King County ballots, vtr. pamphet are misleading
    May 22, 2012
Redmond Reporter   Council member Allen challenging North for King County Superior Court judicial seat, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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