Primary Election: August 7, 2018

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John Hart


Whitman County District Court

Position One

John Hart

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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Opponents: Dan LeBeau, Bob Rembert
, Bremerton, WA
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