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Bryan Chushcoff


Washington Supreme Court

Position Six

Bryan Chushcoff

Legal/Judicial Experience: Judge and Lawyer: Bryan Chushcoff is Pierce County Superior Courtís Presiding Judge. He directs the Stateís second-largest trial court with a budget of nearly $14 million. Bryan has successfully solved legal problems as a judge for 14 years and as a lawyer for 19 years more. He has presided over thousands of legal proceedings including: contract rights, personal injury, family and criminal law. As a lawyer, Bryan represented hundreds of working families helping to solve a wide-range of legal problems.

Education: University of Puget Sound, Law degree; University of Washington, BA Business Administration; Wilson High School, Tacoma.

Statement: A Fair Judge. Bryan Chushcoff is a guardian of the law, the rights of the people and of the Constitution. He is a smart, common sense, veteran judge. Every day at work, he applies the law with fairness and compassion without promoting a personal agenda.

A Proven Leader. The people of Washington State deserve Supreme Court Justices who can work together. Bryan's colleagues twice elected him Presiding Judge. Bryan is a proven leader and imaginative problem solver who improved the efficiency of our justice system. Whether he's setting policies or dealing with budget cuts, he is a good steward of Washington's court system and the public's money.

A Justice for All. "I grew up in Washington and want to keep it a safe and prosperous place for our families. I worked on an assembly line to help pay for school. In time, I opened my own practice and met payroll for 19 years. Your concerns are my concerns. Having devoted over thirty years to Washington law, I would be honored to serve as your Supreme Court Justice.

Judge Chushcoff and his wife, Jennifer, live in Tacoma.

Official web site:  
Opponents: Richard Sanders | Charlie Wiggins
Questionnaire responses: For Municipal League of King County

Streaming video: For Position 6

Video Voters' Guide:

Candidate ratings:

King County Bar Association Qualified Well Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Tacoma-Pierce County
Bar Association
* * Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Municipal League
of King County
Very Good Good Outstanding
Joint Asian
Judicial Evaluations Committee
* * Well Qualified
Latina/o Bar Association
of Washington
* * Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Loren Miller Bar Association * * Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Washington Association
of Prosecuting Attorneys
Qualified * Well Qualified

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Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

Centralia Chronicle    
Everett Herald  
Kitsap Sun  
Longview Daily News    
Seattle Times    
Spokane Spokesman-Review    
Tacoma News Tribune  
Tri-City Herald    
Vancouver Columbian    
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    
Yakima Herald    

Finance report:

(Click a dollar figure for detailed information.)

Bryan Chushcoff 8/17/2010 $0.00 $1194.60
Richard Sanders 8/17/2010 $200,738.40 $152,599.53
Charlie Wiggins 8/17/2010 $149,483.30
(Personal Funds $6,000.00)

Media stories:
    August 17, 2010
Seattle Times   Incumbent WA justices face tough re-election bids
    August 14, 2010
Tri-City Herald   Challengers accuse Supreme Court justice of bias
    August 13, 2010
The Olympian   Supreme Court candidates refusing 'ethics' pledge
    August 9, 2010
Seattle P-I   [Column] Right-thinking, activist judges need replacing
    August 7, 2010
Spokesman-Review   Challengers to Sanders perk up state court ballot
    August 3, 2010
Vancouver Columbian   Judicial candidates discuss bench philosophies at forum
    August 1, 2010
Peninsula Daily News   Supreme Court justice candidates appear at Port Ludlow forum
    July 30, 2010
The Olympian   Justice Sanders' behavior is issue in state court race
    July 29, 2010
Seattle Times   Justice Richard Sanders, as usual, draws fire from two election opponents
    July 28, 2010
Peninsula Daily News   State judge hopefuls spar during forum
    July 25, 2010
Seattle Times   3 Wash. Supreme Court justices seek re-election
    July 20, 2010
Vancouver Columbian   Supreme Court candidates describe themselves, each other
    June 18, 2010
Bellingham Herald   AWB backs incumbents on state Supreme Court
    June 3, 2010
Yakima Herald   Justice Sanders responds to challenger's criticisms
    May 2, 2010
Aberdeen Daily World   High court challenger questions decisions of Justice Richard Sanders
    April 28, 2010
Yakima Herald   Bainbridge Island attorney to challenge for high court seat
    March 2, 2010
Tacoma News Tribune   Sanders to stand for re-election to court
    March 1, 2010
Kitsap Business Journal   Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders announces re-election bid
    February 20, 2010
Seattle Times   Bainbridge attorney to run against Justice Sanders

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