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Jim Foley

 

Washington Court of Appeals

Division II, District Two, Position 2

Jim Foley

Legal/Judicial Experience: Foley is a trial attorney with more than 22 years of experience, having tried over 200 jury trials to verdict. Jim has argued cases at every level of the legal system. He was the Law clerk to Judges William Brown Jr and Brian Tollefson.

Other Professional Experience: Jim has sailed around the world, served in the Peace Corps in Papua New Guinea, fought wildfires in the Olympics, and raised three healthy intellegent kids. Jim is an avid cook, small boat builder, weightlifter, and memorizes poetry to keep his mind sharp.

Education: BA WWU, JD UPS

Community Service: YMCA Board of Directors BPOE PER

Statement: Iím Jim Foley and I am running for the Court of Appeals. I have spent every working day of the last twenty Ėfive years in Court. The Law is my life, it is what I know and love.

I am running because I believe we all have to work to make this World a better place. There is so much wrong in our society today. Corporations committing crimes without sanctions. Big banks acting as if the law doesnít apply to them. The rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer.

The Courts are not a meaningless bystander to all this. The Courts are an essential part of our government and have a serious role to play in making our world a better place. If the Legislature and the Governor wonít do something to fix this, then, my friends it will be up to the courts.

And that is why I am running for the Court of Appeals. Together we can make this world a better place. Together we can begin to right the wrongs. This is my pledge to you. Iím Jim Foley I hope youíll give me your vote. Hear my daughter's Rap about me at You Tube Jim Foley Rap.


 
Campaign web site:  
Email: olyfoley@hotmail.com
 
Opponents: Thomas Bjorgen, Pam Loginsky, Michael Lynch, Tom Weaver, Brendan Williams
 
Candidate ratings:

ORGANIZATION TOM
BJORGEN
JIM
FOLEY
PAM
LOGINSKY
MICHAEL
LYNCH
TOM
WEAVER
BRENDAN
WILLIAMS
Cardozo Society * * Well Qualified * Well
Qualified
*
Justice for Washington
Foundation
Well Qualified Unqualified Well Qualified Well
Qualified
Qualified Unqualified
Q-Law: The GLBT
Bar Association of Washington
* * * * * Well
Qualified
Tacoma-Pierce County
Bar Association
Well Qualified * Exceptionally
Well Qualified
* Well
Qualified
*
Washington Association
of Prosecuting Attorneys
Well Qualified Not Rated Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Well
Qualified
Qualified Well
Qualified
Washington Defense
Trial Lawyers
Qualified Declined
Participation
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Declined
Partipation
Declined
Participation
Washington
Women Lawyers
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
* Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Qualified Qualified *

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Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

NEWSPAPER TOM
BJORGEN
JIM
FOLEY
PAM
LOGINSKY
MICHAEL
LYNCH
TOM
WEAVER
BRENDAN
WILLIAMS
Kitsap Sun      

 

Finance report:

See individual contributors:
Tom Bjorgen
Jim Foley
Pam Loginsky
Mike Lynch
Tom Weaver
Brendan Williams


 
Media stories:
    August 1, 2012
Sequim Gazette   Appellate candidates attend Sequim debate
    July 25, 2012
The Olympian   Judge Armstrong endorses Bjorgen, Weaver as potential Court of Appeals successors
    July 23, 2012
Kitsap Sun   Kitsap appellate candidates met before in state's highest court
    July 11, 2012
Kitsap Sun   Would-be judges suggest ways to speed up legal process

 
 

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