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Richard Wernette


Walla Walla County Superior Court

Department 2

This race will be decided in the Primary Election.

Richard WernetteLegal/Judicial Experience: Superior Court Commissioner for seven years, nine years Municipal Court Judge, twenty one years District Court Judge Pro Tem, Twenty six years private attorney with approximately 100 jury trials.

Other Professional Experience:
Washington State Judicial College. Leadership Walla Walla, DOC Leadership, Washington Agriculture Leadership, DARE graduation speaker. Community College Business Law Instructor.

Idaho State University BA Academic Honors, University of Idaho Law Degree.

Community Service:
Past Board President Lillie Rice Center, Blue Mountain Action Council and Walla Walla County Bar Association. Past United Way Board member. YMCA youth sport coach eight years. Volunteer High School DUI prevention program "Every 15 Minutes."

Our community is experiencing violence at a level not seen before. An experienced judge in criminal justice is critical for public safety. Those who commit crimes must be held accountable. Crime victims have a voice by law and the public is best protected by enforcing the law.

Mr. Wernette has served as a Municipal Court Judge for nine years and a Superior Court Commissioner for seven years. He has been a District Court Judge Pro tem for twenty one years. As a Judge, his focus is on the fair administration of justice, individual accountability and public safety. Mr. Wernette has practiced law for twenty six years emphasizing family and criminal law, the same cases that take up approximately 80% of a Superior Court Judge's time. He is a respected attorney and judge.

Richard grew up on a family farm and learned early the importance of family, hardwork, integrity and community involvement. He has served our community as a judge, attorney, and civic volunteer.

A Judge makes life changing decisions for people and the community. Mr. Wernette has the judicial experience, the right legal expertise, integrity, temperament, and common sense judgment to admirably serve as your Superior Court Judge.

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Opponent: Scott Wolfram

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Walla Walla
Union Bulletin


Finance report:

Richard Wernette 7/4/2012 $17,565.64
Personal Funds $6,444.86
Loans $7,643.41
Scott Wolfram 7/4/2012 $2,475.00 $0.00, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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