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Shoreline Electoral District

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Joe Campagna

Joe Campagna

P.O. Box 22169

Seattle, WA 98122

(425) 466-0619

Education: J.D., Vermont Law School, magna cum laude, 2005; B.A., Houghton College, summa cum laude, 2000
Occupation: State and federal trial attorney and Judge Pro Tem

Joe Campagna is an accomplished trial attorney who represents ordinary people. He practices in state and federal courts handling a great variety of criminal and civil cases. He also serves as a Judge Pro Tem in District and Municipal Courts. Joe is the only candidate rated “Exceptionally Well Qualified” by five independent Bar Associations.


Joe believes that judges should treat everyone with respect – everyone – no matter what their circumstances.  Joe is known for his calm, patient demeanor and will be the kind of judge we deserve – experienced and professional.


As our communities change, the challenges posed by addiction, mental illness and homelessness will require innovative solutions.  Joe has the experience, energy, and broad community support to make our court part of those solutions.


Endorsements: 50+ judges;  all nine Washington Supreme Court justices; Shoreline and Lake Forest Park Councilmembers Scully, McConnell, McGlashan, Roberts, Chang, Phillips,  Kassover; Kenmore Mayor David Baker and Deputy Mayor Nigel Herbig;  Sen. Maralyn Chase; Reps. Ruth Kagi, Cindy Ryu, Javier Valdez, Gerry Pollet; County Councilmember Rod Dembowski; King County Democrats;  32nd and 46th LD Democrats; Metropolitan Democratic Club; MLKC  Labor Council; IAM 751; Painters & Allied Trades; PNW Regional Council of Carpenters; ATU 587

Les Ponomarchuk

Les Ponomarchuk

P.O. Box 55936

Shoreline, WA 98155

(206) 724-3487

Education: Seattle University School of Law graduate; University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts; Ingraham High School
Occupation: Superior Court Commissioner, King County Superior Court, 20 years

Commissioner Les Ponomarchuk is uniquely qualified for Shoreline District Court Judge because of his experience, integrity, and record of accomplishment as a judicial officer. Born and raised in north King County, Les is a proud and involved member of our local community.


For the past 20 years, Les has served with distinction as a Superior Court Commissioner. In fact, Les was the first criminal law Commissioner in King County. On the Bench, Les has presided over more than 80,000 cases in virtually every area of the law handling heavy, critical caseloads. Commissioner Ponomarchuk’s record of judicial experience, while ensuring access to justice, is simply unmatched by his opponent in this important election.


Throughout his career, Les has earned an excellent reputation on the Bench for his fairness, objectivity, and dedication to the law in court and in the community. And, that’s precisely why so many judges, commissioners, and community leaders are supporting Les Ponomarchuk.


As our next Shoreline District Court Judge, we can count on Les to bring a new, vigorous, and balanced approach to the Court. Les Ponomarchuk is the experienced choice - the best choice - for Shoreline District Court. We humbly ask for your vote. Thank you.

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