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Charles Steinberg


Chelan County Superior Court

Department 3

Charles SteinbergLegal/Judicial Experience: 1996-present, Steinberg Law Firm, Wenatchee, practice has included Insurance Claims, Employment, Landlord/Tenant, Real Property Disputes, Construction, Probate, Guardianships, Business, Debtor/ Creditor, Criminal, Family Law; 1994 Admitted by Washington Supreme Court; 1995-96 Admitted by U.S. Federal Court, Eastern/Western Districts of Washington

Other Professional Experience: No information submitted

Education: 1994 J.D., Willamette University College of Law; 1994 Dispute Resolution Certificate, Willamette University; 1989 B.A. History, University of Washington

Community Service: 1996-Present, RiverView Kiwanis, Past President, Board Member, Committee Chair, Human/Spiritual Values. 2000-present chaired Holiday Baskets to needy families. Chair of US Flags over Sellar/Wenatchee River bridges.

Statement: I believe strongly in the rule of law, therefore, copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and the Magna Carta all hang in my law office. These laws exist for everyone. In my legal career, I have practiced in each of the areas of law a Superior Court Judge hears cases in; criminal, probates, guardianships, landlord/tenant, real estate disputes, family law matters, and civil cases.

Since 1998, I have served as Vice-President Legal Affairs for the Northwest Religious Liberty Association, a five state non-partisan advocacy group helping people of all faiths in the workplace and schools, and working to stamp out religious intolerance and protect the constitutional rights of individuals. In 2004, I was awarded an Honor by The International Religious Liberty Association for my advocacy in preserving religious liberty for churches and private schools in the 2002 King County Land Use dispute, preserving constitutional rights. In addition to volunteer work, since 1996, I have been a member of the Washington State Association for Justice, [formerly WSTLA] a group dedicated to preserving the 7th amendment right to trial by jury. If elected, I will ensure the fair rule of law.

Campaign web site:  
Opponents: Travis Brandt, Ruth Esparza, Alicia Nakata

Finance report:

Travis Brandt 7/24/2012 $25,056.37
Personal Funds $11,400.00
Loans $2,600.00
Ruth Esparza 7/24/2012 $23,543.81
Loans $1,000.00
Alicia Nakata 7/24/2012 $22,960.56
Personal Funds $7,000.00
Loans $6,500.00
Charles Steinberg 7/24/2012 $17,936.91
Personal Funds $3,475.76
Loans $3,540.10

Media stories:
    July 20, 2012
Wenatchee World   Charles Steinberg: ‘The law is there to hold people accountable’
    July 19, 2012
Wenatchee World   Alicia Nakata: Campaigning to trade one robe for another
    July 18, 2012
Wenatchee World   Ruth Esparza: Hardship, hard work, high hopes for the bench
    July 17, 2012
Wenatchee World   Travis Brandt: Judge candidate feels ready for ‘awesome responsibility’
    July 14, 2012
Wenatchee World   Judge-race poll elevates Nakata, Brandt, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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