Several independent Bar Associations provide ratings of a judicial candidate’s qualifications for the job. The ratings are not endorsements. Instead, the ratings are intended to help voters determine if a candidate is qualified. In order to provide these ratings, the Bar Associations conduct extensive research of the candidate. They review detailed information about a candidate’s work history, contact dozens of references, and hold panel interviews of the candidates. The ratings are voluntary, and not all candidates choose to participate.

The following Bar Associations have provided ratings on Tracy Staab’s qualifications for the Court of Appeals:

  • Washington Veteran’s Bar Association: Exceptionally Well Qualified
  • Loren Miller Bar Association: Exceptionally Well Qualified.
  • Latina/o Bar Assoc. of Wash: Exceptionally Well Qualified.
  • Joint Asian Judicial Evaluation Committee: Exceptionally Well Qualified.
  • Washington Women’s Lawyers: Well Qualified
  • Cardozo Society of Washington State: Well Qualified
  • Q Law: Well Qualified

Washington State Supreme Court

Chief Justice Debra Stephens
Justice Mary Fairhurst (Ret.)
Justice Susan Owens
Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud
Justice G. Helen Whitener
Commissioner Michael Johnston

Court of Appeals

Chief Judge Rebecca Pennell
Judge Stephen Brown (Ret.)
Judge Ken Kato (Ret.)

Superior Court

Judge Rachelle Anderson
Judge Paul Bastine (Ret.)
Judge Charnelle Bjelkengren
Judge Ellen Clark (Ret.)
Judge Ray Clary
Judge John Cooney
Judge Terri Eitzen (Ret.)
Judge Veronica Galvan (King County)
Judge Tony Hazel
Judge Candice Hooper (Kittitas)
Judge Dave Keenan (King Co)
Judge Jim Murphy (Ret.)
Judge Kathleen O’Connor (Ret.)
Judge Annette Plese
Judge Michael Price
Judge Steve Rosen (King Co)
Judge Donald Richter (Pacific Co.)
Judge Richard Schroeder (Ret.)
Kevin Stewart (Court Commissioner)
Nichole Swennumson (Court Commissioner)
Judge Shelley Szambelan
Judge Linda Tompkins (Ret.)
Judge Chris Culp (Okanogan)
Judge Rebecca Baker (Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille) (Ret.)
Judge Patrick Monasmith (Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille)
Judge Jessica Taylor Reeves (Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille)

District Court

Judge Jen Fassbender
Judge Debra Hayes
Judge John Hart (Whitman Co)
Judge Patrick Johnson
Judge Dan Johnson (Lincoln)
Judge Richard Leland
Judge Aimee Maurer
Judge Robin McCroskey (Pend Oreille)
Judge Vance Peterson (Ret)
Judge Jeff Smith
Judge Charles Short (Okanogan)

Spokane Municipal Court

Judge Matthew Antush
Judge Angelle Gerl (Airway Heights Municipal Judge)
Judge Mary Logan

Other Elected Officials

Breean Beggs, Spokane City Council President
David Condon, Former Spokane Mayor
Michael Cathcart, Spokane City Councilmember
Mike Allen, Former Spokane Councilmember
Nancy McLaughlin, Former Spokane Councilmember

Community Leaders

Danny Beard
Amy Biviano
Mike & Lisa Fairburn
John Goode
Kitara Johnson
Annie Lawson (Elected Official Colville City Council)
Greg & Jeanna Linafelter
Kay Wright McGlocklin
Kim Plese
Mary Seleki, Frmr Washington State Director of Public Health (Colville)
Todd Weaver
Pastor Joe Wittwer


Dayle Andersen
Dominic Bartoletta
Mary Ann Brady
Andrew Biviano
Justin Bingham
Chris Bugbee
Patrick Charles
Michael Church
Frank Cikutovich
Steven Clark
Bridget Condon
Deanna Crulll
Kevin Curtis
Kim Deater
Helen Donigan
Joshua Gilstad (Colville)
Jaime Hawk
Carl Hueber
Steve Hormel
James Kirkham
Nicole Weippert Koyama
Rich Kuhling
Joseph Kuhlman
Lisa Malpass
Morgan Maxey
Tim Note
David Partovi
Roger Peven
Nicole Pippenger
Ben Platt
Marla Polin
Milt Rowland
Lynden Smithson
Steve Tucker (Ret.)
Christine Weaver