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Indu Thomas


Thurston County Superior Court

Department 4

Christine SchallerLegal/Judicial Experience: 15 years of experience including judicial, trial and appellate practice, and policy work. Admitted to Washington State Bar Association, U.S. District Court for Western District of Washington, and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Other Professional Experience: Prior to law school taught school in inner city Houston. While attending law school worked full time as a public information officer with the Prosecutors Office in Cleveland, Ohio.

Education: Case Western Reserve University, BA English and Political Science; Cleveland Marshall School of Law, JD.

Community Service: Active in church, Superior Court Judicial Association committees, Drug Court Associations, Relay for Life and on community boards.

Statement: We need judges who are nonpartisan, fair, knowledgeable about the law, and deeply committed to justice for all.

Five years ago, the Judges of Thurston County Superior Court chose Indu to serve as Court Commissioner because they knew they could rely on her expertise and fairness in the administration of justice for families, juvenile offenders and crime victims.

In addition to five years of judicial experience, Commissioner Thomas has enforced the law as an assistant attorney general, drafted the law as nonpartisan legal counsel to the State Senate and defended individuals as a public defender.

Commissioner Thomas lives in Thurston County with her husband, their 15 year old son, and her husband's parents. The daughter of a pastor and a teacher, she is active in her church and her community. Her broad and deep experience, coupled with her personal commitment to justice for all, will make her an outstanding judge.

Campaign Website: www.peopleforinduthomas.com | Facebook  
Email: Vote4InduThomas@gmail.com
Opponents: Allen Miller, Erik Price
Video forum:

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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Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

The Olympian  


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


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