Whitman County District Court
Legal/Judicial Experience: Colfax Municipal Court
Judge since 2012. Whitman County District Judge Pro Tem, Whitman County
Superior Court Commissioner Pro Tem. Practiced criminal, traffic law and
public defense since 2002.
Other Professional Experience: Senior Certified Law practitioner
for Lancaster County (NE) Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Admitted to
practice law in Virginia and Washington.
Education: University of Nebraska, Juris Doctorate, 2000 and
Bachelor of Arts, 1996.
Community Service: Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Board,
co-taught Street Law Civics course at Gar-Pal HS.
Statement: Since 2012, Colfax Municipal Court Judge John Hart has
presided over more than 2,500 cases, has attended more than 155 hours of
judicial education and serves on numerous judicial committees. He also
serves as frequent Pro Tem Judge in Whitman County District Court and
Commissioner Pro Tem in Whitman County Superior Court. In addition, he
has served the community for 14 years as a defense attorney and public
defender, having assisted thousands of individuals in need, primarily in
Whitman County District Court. John possesses the judicial temperament
to address all litigants appearing before him with patience while
holding each accountable. His judicial decisions are fair and balanced,
mindful of the rule of law and explained thoroughly. John has the sole
endorsement from retiring Whitman County District Court Judge Doug
Robinson, Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst,
numerous other Judges, lawyers and law enforcement officers as well as
the support from the Whitman County and Colfax Municipal Court staff.
Vote for experience, vote John Hart.
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