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Rico Tessandore


Snohomish County Superior Court

Position 3

Rico TessandoreLegal/Judicial Experience: Rico Tessandore has 10 years judicial experience as a pro tem Superior Court Judge, more experience than all the other candidates combined. He kept our community safe as a deputy prosecutor and has more than 17 years of courtroom experience.

Other Professional Experience: Routinely selected by the Superior Court as Settlement Guardian ad Litem to protect the best interests of injured children.

Education: JD, Northeastern University School of Law, 1998; BA, Seattle University, 1994.

Community Service: Sno-Isle Library Board of Trustees, immediate past President; Edmonds Community College Paralegal Advisory Board; County Bar Association, past President.

Statement: Rico Tessandore has the experience we need on the Superior Court: as a pro tem Judge, prosecutor and trial attorney. This is why he’s endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans and 19 Snohomish County Judges. We can trust him to be a fair judge, who knows the law and respects the Constitution.

Rico Tessandore brought hundreds of criminals to justice as part of the Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit, protecting both children and the elderly. With over 17 years of experience as a trial lawyer – both as a prosecutor and civil litigator — Rico has a uniquely balanced perspective that will serve our community well.

Raised in a small rural Washington town by a single mother, Rico worked his way through school to become the rst college graduate in his family. Rico lives in Everett with his wife Anna and their children, Lily and John.

Rico Tessandore is endorsed by the leaders we know and trust. Every member of the Snohomish County Council: Wright, Dunshee, Ryan, Sullivan, and Klein. Senators Hobbs, McCoy, and Liias. Former County Executive and Sheri Lovick. Representatives Stanford, Moscoso, Harmsworth, Robinson, Sells, Ortiz-Self and Peterson. Edmonds Mayor Earling, Marysville Mayor Nehring, Snohomish Mayor Guzak.

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Opponent: Cindy Larsen
Candidate ratings:

Cardozo Society * Well Qualified
Joint Asian
Judicial Evaluations Committee
* Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Latina/o Bar Association
of Washington
* Exceptionally
Well Qualified
The LGBT Bar Association
* Well Qualified
Snohomish County Bar Association
Members' Ranking Points
358 444
Washington Women Lawyers * Well Qualified

* No rating available (yet).


Media stories:

    October 18, 2016
Everett Herald   Attorrney general office: County judicial candidate broke law
    September 23, 2016
Everett Herald   PDC asks attorney general to investigate judicial candidate
    July 28, 2016
Everett Herald   Retiring incumbent leaves open seat on Superior Court
    May 21, 2016
Everett Herald   Longtime Superior Court judge won't seek re-election

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