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Kathryn Nelson


Pierce County Superior Court

Department 13

This race will be decided in the Primary Election.

Kathryn Nelson

Legal/Judicial Experience: Superior Court Judge, 12 years. Chief Judge, Family/Juvenile Court Improvement Program; Chair, Superior Court Judges Association's Family and Juvenile/Legislative Committees; Family Court Presiding Judge; Washington State Judicial College, Instructor; Juvenile Court Presiding Judge.

Other Professional Experience: Prior to 12 years as a Superior Court Judge, attorney for 21 years. Former partner, Eisenhower & Carlson, 1986-2000.

Education: UCLA School of Law, JD; University of Washington, BA; Wilson High School, Tacoma.

Community Service: Court Appointed Special Advocate Board. Other: Multicare Foundation Board, Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community Foundation Board, Tacoma-Pierce County Economic Development Board, Tacoma Rotary #8, Municipal League.

Statement: Judge Kathryn Nelson is a very experienced, valued, and trusted member of the Pierce County Superior Court Bench who merits re-election. For 12 years now, Judge Nelson has developed a respected reputation throughout our community because of her commitment to the law and her exceptional ability to ensure that all parties are guaranteed a fair trial.

Born and raised in Pierce County, Judge Nelson believes our judges have a commitment to our community that extends far beyond the Courtroom. Active in numerous community service and charitable organizations, Judge Nelson is committed to raising public awareness of and improving the legal system.

On the bench, Judge Nelson works every day to make certain justice is firm, fair, and timely. Judge Nelsonís fairness and dedication to children and families, the law, and the community reflect the values of law-abiding citizens. Judge Kathryn Nelsonís hard work, integrity, fairness, and understanding of the law make her an outstanding judge.

Please re-elect Judge Kathryn Nelson Ė a judge who reflects the best of our community values.

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Opponent: James A. Schoenberger, Jr.
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Finance report:

Kathryn Nelson 8/3/2012 $63,914.00
Personal Funds $45,000.00
Loans $5,000.00
James A. Schoenberger, Jr. 8/3/2012 $5,594.00
Loans $2,000.00

Media stories:
    July 14, 2012
Tacoma News Tribune   Pierce Superior Court races draw the most candidates since 2004, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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