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Jack Follis


Snohomish County Superior Court

Department 11

This race will be decided in the Primary Election.

Jack Follis

Legal/Judicial Experience: Senior partner at Snohomish County's largest private law firm representing individuals, small businesses and corporations. Court-appointed arbitrator approximately 170 times. Court-appointed Guardian ad Litem to protect interests of children.

Other Professional Experience: Past Trustee for Snohomish County Bar Association; volunteer attorney for Snohomish County Legal Services; recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law & Politics.

Education: University of Bridgeport (CT), JD, 1985; Iona College, (NY), BA, 1982

Community Service: Volunteer attorney for Housing Justice, Lift up Africa, Washington Rush Soccer Club; high school mock trial coach; Little League manager; past board member and Big Brother, Snohomish County Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Statement: Your best chance of obtaining justice is with a judge who is experienced, fair, and independent of partisan politics. That is why I have avoided endorsements from elected officials whose special interests could come before me as a judge.

For 26 years, I have represented citizens, businesses, and crime victims. I am a senior trial attorney at Anderson Hunter, Snohomish County’s largest private law firm. I have litigated hundreds of family law, employment, property, injury, and business disputes. Washington Law & Politics recognizes me as a “Super Lawyer”.

I have judicial experience. The Superior Court has appointed me arbitrator approximately 170 times to decide lawsuits ─ this attests to my reputation for fairness. An arbitrator, just like a judge, conducts hearings and renders decisions. I believe fairness dictates that Superior Court judges follow the law, not create law to conform to personal beliefs.

My endorsers are not partisan politicians. They are experienced jurists such as Judge Richard Thorpe (Ret.); prominent attorneys such as Snohomish County Bar Association President Stephanie Petersen; and community leaders such as Tom Gaffney, Economic Alliance Snohomish County’s 2012 Citizen of the Year. If elected, I will be accountable to you, not beholden to special interests.

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Opponent: Millie Judge
Candidate ratings:

Q-Law: The GLBT
Bar Association of Washington
* Qualified
Snohomish Co. Bar Ass'n
Members' Poll
234 pts 108 pts
Women Lawyers
* Well Qualified

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Finance report:

Jack Follis 7/4/2012 $23,548.00
Personal Funds $15,000.00
Loans $5,000.00
Millie Judge 7/4/2012 $20,163.85
Loans $2,900.00

Media stories:
    July 20, 2012
Everett Herald   Two vie for county’s Superior Court bench
    July 13, 2012
Weekly Herald   Four judicial positions on primary ballot, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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