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Karen Klein

 

Kitsap County Superior Court

Department 7

Karen Klein

Legal/Judicial Experience: Thirty years legal experience representing people and businesses as a civil and criminal trial attorney and general counsel; CEO, Silver Planet, helping seniors manage their healthcare; Law School Instructor, UW. Judge Pro Tem, Kitsap County. Superior & District Court Pro Tem experience.

Other Professional Experience: Boards: Washington Women Lawyers , Washington Association of Corporate Counsel, Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Washington Judicial Council.

Education: Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1982; University of Michigan, B.A. English, 1979

Community Service: Kitsap YWCA Board; Kitsap Community Health Priorities; Health Housing & Human Services Council, and Suquamish Elementary “Rolling Readers.” Mentorships: Youth, students, attorneys and small business owners.

Statement: Our State Constitution requires judges be elected to enable the people the power to select those who understand the hardships of unemployment, health challenges, divorce, substance abuse, as well as issues with children, the elderly and returning veterans.

Karen Klein will apply the wisdom of her 30 years as a trial lawyer and community activist to the Kitsap County Superior Court. She is experienced, committed and believes in fairness and compassionate accountability while judging independently of special interests or political influence. Though our courts are often overloaded, her energy and work ethic will always prevail. She is open-minded, unbiased, fair and decisive.

As a legal lecturer and dedicated to justice, Karen knows the law and has the confidence of peers and the public. She has demonstrated, as a frequent pro tem judge, the integrity, character, temperament, ability and credentials required to make decisions to serve our diverse population. Use your constitutional right wisely; vote for Karen Klein for Kitsap County Superior Court.

Endorsed by: Hon. Supreme Court Justice Faith Ireland (Ret.), SEIU 775, Bainbridge Island Mayor Debbie Lester, and many other judges, elected officials and community leaders.


 
Campaign Web Site: www.karenkleinforjudge.com | Facebook  
Email: KKlein1203@comcast.net
 
Opponents: Jennifer Forbes, Bill Houser, Rob MacDermid
 
Kitsap Sun Department 7 Election Guide: Q&A
 
Candidate ratings and poll:

ORGANIZATION JENNIFER
FORBES
BILL
HOUSER
KAREN
KLEIN
ROB
MacDERMID
Cardozo Society Exceptionally
Well Qualified
* Well
Qualified
*
Joint Asian
Judicial

Evaluation Committee
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Well Qualified Well
Qualified
*
Kitsap County Bar Ass'n
Members' Preference Poll
1st Choice: 41
2nd Choice: 41
1st Choice: 52
2nd Choice: 37
1st Choice: 2
2nd Choice: 4
1st Choice: 2
2nd Choice: 5
Latina/o Bar Ass'n
of Washington
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
* Well
Qualified
*
Q-Law: The GLBT
Bar Association

of Washington
Well Qualified Well Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
*
Washington
Women Lawyers
Extremely
Well Qualified
Extremely
Well Qualified
Qualified *

Important note! Each of these organizations uses its own standards and rating terms when evaluating candidates; please check their pages for further information. We do not have ratings from all organizations for all candidates, and the reasons vary. Some evaluations may still be in process, or we might not have received them yet; some candidates may not have been offered an opportunity to participate, or they may have declined to participate. Again, please check the organizations' pages for further details.


 

Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

NEWSPAPER JENNIFER
FORBES
BILL
HOUSER
KAREN
KLEIN
ROB
MacDERMID
Kitsap Sun    
North Kitsap
Herald
   

 

Finance report:

CANDIDATE UPDATED CONTRIBUTIONS EXPENDITURES
Jennifer Forbes 8/7/2012 $42,585.02
Personal Funds $25,500.00
Loans $5,000.00
$35,221.15
Bill Houser 8/7/2012 $14,288.34
Personal Funds $4,000.00
Loans $4,700.00
$13,347.75
Karen Klein 8/7/2012 $23,660.20
Personal Funds $7,050.00
Loans $5,000.00
$21,903.31
Rob MacDermid 8/7/2012 $5,102.47
Personal Funds $100.00
Loans $1,500.00
$4,467.74

 
Media stories:
    July 20, 2012
Kitsap Sun   Four vying for Superior Court judge bring wide range of backgrounds
    July 11, 2012
Kitsap Sun   Would-be judges suggest ways to speed up legal process

 
 

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