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Clallam County


Superior Court

Clallam County is electing a Superior Court judge to a newly-created third position this fall. Four candidates have filed for the position: Curtis G. Johnson, Craig L. Miller, Brooke Taylor, and Brent Basden. Each candidate's name is linked to his official voter pamphlet information. If one candidate receives more than 50% of the votes cast in the primary, he will be the new judge. Otherwise, the top two candidates will be on the general election ballot in November.


Clallam County Bar Association Poll

July 23 ó The Bar Associationís poll results for judicial candidates are in. Results based on 9 measures with a grading scale of 1-5 for each measure are as follows:

4.7 Brooke Taylor
3.7 Brent Basden
3.1 Curtis Johnson
3.1 Craig Miller

Measure Craig
Curtis Johnson Brent
Temperament 3.0 3.2 3.7 4.8
Demeanor 2.9 3.2 3.8 4.8
Legal Ability 3.8 2.9 3.7 4.9
Admin. Ability 2.8 3.0 3.6 4.3
Organization 2.6 3.1 3.9 4.4
Work Habits 2.6 3.3 4.0 4.6
Experience 3.7 3.3 3.0 4.6
Objectivity/Impartiality 3.3 3.0 3.6 4.6
Judgment/Common Sense 3.1 3.0 3.7 4.6
Average Score 3.1 3.1 3.7 4.7

Note: Bold numbers indicate highest score in that measure.

Finance report:

Brent Basden 08/14/2007 $3,436.07 $2,699.92
Curtis Johnson 08/13/2007 $5,605.00 $5,604.48
Craig Miller 08/06/2007 $2,689.00 $5,926.31
Brooke Taylor 08/13/2007 $11,150.00 $10,400.04

Media reports:

    August 21
Peninsula Daily News
    August 8
Sequim Gazette   Early ballot could determine judge position
    June 10
Peninsula Daily News   Who's running in Clallam County elections
    June 5
Peninsula Daily News   Fourth candidate for new Superior Court bench announces
    May 22
Peninsula Daily News   Candidate emerges for newly approved third court bench
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