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Allen Miller


Thurston County Superior Court

Department 4

Allen MillerLegal/Judicial Experience: Land Use Attorney, Private Practice; Former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Thurston County; Former Assistant Attorney General, State of Washington, Arbitrator and Mediator, Thurston County Superior Court and other trial courts; Litigation experience throughout Washington in State and Federal Courts; Legal experience up to the United States Supreme Court.

Other Professional Experience: Past President, Thurston County Bar Association; Adjunct Law Professor, Seattle University and SPSCC, LAW Fund Board, Vice-Chair WSBA Character and Fitness Committee

Education: BA , University of Virginia; JD, Seattle University

Community Service: Past President, Olympia School Board; Past President, United Way of Thurston County; Past President, Olympia Rotary Past President, Thurston County Chamber.

Statement: Allen Miller has the experience and integrity we need for our Superior Court Judges. For 30 years, Allen has litigated in the Superior Courts throughout the State of Washington. He has handled hundreds of cases at every level of the courts up to the United States Supreme Court. He has also been Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington and a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Thurston County in addition to serving as an arbitrator and mediator decid ing cases and resolv ing disputes brought before the Thurston County Superior Court and other trial courts.

Allen has tried cases in front of the seven judges who have retired over his thirty year career. He will bring to the bench: Judge Doran’s thoroughness, Judge Alexander’s sense of history, Judge Fuller’s compassion, Judge Hicks’ intelligence, Judge Berschauer’s affability, Judge Strophy’s decisiveness, and Judge Pomeroy’s optimism.

Allen is very active in the community, elected to the Olympia School Board, and leader of the United Way and other organizations. Please join your neighbors and community leaders such as Chief Justice Gerry Alexander, Judge Bob Doran, Judge Cork Hicks, Secretary of State Sam Reed, Representative Chris Reykdal, and former Representative Denny Heck in supporting Allen.

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Opponents: Erik Price, Indu Thomas
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Candidate ratings and poll:

Joint Asian

Evaluation Committee
Qualified * Qualified
Latina/o Bar Ass'n
of Washington
Well Qualified * Well Qualified
Q-Law: The GLBT
Bar Association

of Washington
Well Qualified
* *
Thurston County Bar Ass'n
Members' Preference Poll
42 93 44
Washington Women Lawyers Qualified * Qualified

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Finance report:

Allen Miller 8/3/2012 $28,396.95
Personal Funds $6,000.00
Erik Price 8/3/2012 $60,165.03
Personal Funds $3,555.00
Loans $5,000.00
Indu Thomas 8/3/2012 $42,075.50
Personal Funds $22,000.00
Loans $5,000.00

Media stories:
    July 27, 2012
The Olympian   Superior Court Position 4 candidates tout history
    July 13, 2012
The Olympian   Schaller, Price big winners in Thurston County judge bar poll, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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