General Election: November 6, 2018

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Darvin Zimmerman


Clark County District Court

Department Three

Legal/Judicial Experience Clark County’s Senior District Court Judge

Other Professional Experience Juvenile Corrections Officer, Legal Aid Advisor, Civil and Criminal Prosecutor, Pro Tem Judge for Superior Court.

Education Honors graduate with double major. Master’s Degree from Gonzaga School of Business and Law Degree from Gonzaga University.

Community Service Chosen twice as volunteer of the year – SHARE and Coalition of Neighborhood Associations. Boards for the Handicapped and Mental Illness, Hospice, Special Olympics, Scouting and Blind School volunteer. He has coached and officiated youth sports for over 30 years. His most recent endeavor is helping Veterans through a non-profit he started.

Statement Known for his tireless energy and friendly demeanor, he was first elected with nearly 70% of the vote. He has been appointed to several State Judicial Committees and has served as a Mentor Judge, training newly elected Judges statewide. He has taught college law courses and is a frequent lecturer in the community.

As a former prosecutor for 10 years, he received law enforcement commendations at local, state and national levels, including winning a landmark case in the Supreme Court on Victims’ Rights.

In 2012 Judge Zimmerman was chosen as Access to Justice’s Statewide Judge of the Year. In 2013 he was awarded the Local Hero Award by the State Bar Association in recognition for his work in establishing the Clark County Veterans Therapeutic Court. Also was awarded the first ever Star Award by the Clark County DUI Traffic Safety Task Force for exceptional community leadership in the field of traffic safety.

Judge Zimmerman continues to create innovative programs and ideas that have been implemented in other courts around the country. He has previously been selected to represent  the entire judiciary of Washington for the American Judges Association and has served as a guest speaker for their national education conference.


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