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Robert Kelly

 

Washington Court of Appeals

Division One, District One

This race will be decided in the primary election.

Robert KellyCurrent Occupation/Employer: Lawyer, Law Offices of Robert D. Kelly & Associates, 1997 - present.

Legal/Judicial Experience: Admitted to Washington State Bar Association in 1997.

Significant Career Experience: Whitman County Prosecutor's Office, 1995-1997.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Washington Master of Science in Information Systems, Hawaii Pacific University. Juris Doctor, University of Idaho College of Law.

Family:  Robert and his wife have two children.

Candidate Statement: I welcome the opportunity to work hard at the job of judging. If elected, I promise to do my utmost to serve honorably and perform the duties of a judge with due diligence, perseverance, and steadfast devotion to duty. I pray I would make decisions with reason, logic and wisdom to help build a better judicial system and government.

I have a profound belief in the validity of the law. The rule of law is perhaps the best invention of the human mind. The resolution of conflicts through judicial proceedings is a fine and noble calling. Judges should uphold the law and implement the law impartially. Judges should be neither activists nor unaware of the need for bringing the quality of humanity to the courtroom.

The law should be generally predictable. The law should be equally applicable to everyone. The law should be just, even-handed, and equitable. Justice is an essential feature of any civilized society. We have been experiencing changes recently, including a difficult economy and the progress of technology. Our circumstances require judges who can stand on the solid ground of statutes and precedents while looking forward to a future for all of us Washingtonians and Americans.


 
Official web site: home.comcast.net/~robert_d_kelly/site/  
Opponent: Anne Ellington
 
Questionnaire response: For King County Bar Association
For Municipal League of King County

 
Candidate ratings:

ORGANIZATION ANNE
ELLINGTON
ROBERT
KELLY
Joint Asian
Judicial Evaluation Committee
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
*
King County Bar Association Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Not Qualified
Latina/o Bar Association
of Washington
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
*
Loren Miller Bar Association Exceptionally
Well Qualified
*
Municipal League of King County Outstanding Adequate
Q-Law:
GLBT Bar Association of Washington
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
*
Washington Women Lawyers Exceptionally
Well Qualified
*

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Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

NEWSPAPER ANNE ELLINGTON ROBERT KELLY
Seattle Times  

 
Finance report:

CANDIDATE REPORTED
AS OF
CONTRIBUTIONS EXPENDITURES
Anne Ellington 08/18/2009 $43,3688.31
(Loans $2,500.00)
$30,565.15
Robert Kelly 08/18/2009 $1,688.28 $1,563.28


 
 

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