Spokane County Superior Court
Legal/Judicial Experience: Incumbent, gubernatorial
Other Professional Experience: Current Spokane County Superior
Court Judge in Position #6, former Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
for Spokane County, extensive criminal and civil trial experience,
formed Identity Theft Taskforce, expertise in evidence-based sentencing
alternatives, community leader in criminal justice strategic
planning/reform, served on Spokane’s Public Safety Team, and former
Spokane County Bar President (2015).
Education: Gonzaga University School of Law, JD with Honors;
Gonzaga University, BA Political Science.
Community Service: Board Member of TeamGleason (nonprofit ALS
organization), serves on WSU’s School of Medicine Steering Committee,
and a recipient of the Salvation Army’s “Making Spokane Better” award.
Statement: Judge Hazel was born and raised in Spokane and has
dedicated his entire career to public service. As a former Deputy
Prosecuting Attorney for 14 years, Judge Hazel places priority on public
safety, while protecting individual civil rights. Judge Hazel has a
proven track record for treating all people with fairness, dignity, and
respect, while upholding the rule of law and Constitutions of both the
United States and Washington State. Judge Hazel has received the rating
of “Exceptionally Qualified” from the Spokane County Bar Association,
the highest rating possible. Visit www.retainjudgetonyhazel.com for more
information and endorsements.
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