Primary Election: August 7, 2018

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Lynden Smithson


Spokane County District Court

Position One

Lynden Smithson

Legal/Judicial Experience: Spokane City Prosecutor’s Office 2003- Present- Domestic Violence Unit Lead Prosecutor. Work closely with victims, advocates and law enforcement to fight domestic violence in Spokane. Miller, Devlin, McLean & Weaver, P.S. 2000-2003- Civil litigation, insurance defense and plaintiff’s employment law. John Cooney and Associates 1999-2000- Criminal Defense Practice

Other Professional Experience: President AFSCME Local 270PA

Education: Gonzaga School of Law, J.D. 1998; University of Washington, B.A. 1995; USSF B License 2009

Community Service: I have volunteered as a youth soccer coach for the past 15 years. I contribute over 200 hours a year coaching ages 5 through high school age.

Statement: I am proud of the work I have done on behalf of the citizens of Spokane and I would like to bring my knowledge and skillset to the District Court Bench to serve the citizens of Spokane County. I have sought to hold people accountable for their actions while not overstepping my duty to respect their rights under the law.

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Opponents:  Randy Brandt, Patrick Johnson
, Bremerton, WA
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