Thank you for visiting Voting for judges is incredibly important, but it can be difficult for those not familiar with the judicial system. Now more than ever, with the chaos created by the current pandemic, we need a judge on the Court of Appeals with proven experience and leadership. We need a judge who is involved in our community and who is in touch with our values. We need a judge we can trust. We need Judge Tracy Staab on the Court of Appeals.

Judge Staab’s work ethic comes from her small-town roots. She grew up in Enumclaw and discovered the law while working at a small law firm. She decided to attend law school, and graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in 1993.

In her 27 years as a judge and a lawyer, Judge Staab has gained experience in many areas of law, including civil law, family law, business law, and criminal law. She has been an instructor, teaching business law at North Idaho College, a litigator as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, and an advocate in state and federal courts.

For ten years before becoming a judge, Tracy focused almost exclusively on appellate work. During that time, she worked on hundreds of appeals. Her last four years as an attorney were devoted to criminal cases in federal court. She was lead counsel on more than 70 cases at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and drafted dozens of Petitions for Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.

In 2009, Tracy was appointed to the bench as a Judge for the newly created Spokane Municipal Court. Since that time, she and her colleagues have demonstrated leadership, justice, and innovation. Spokane Municipal Court has been recognized locally and nationally for pioneering programs that address the underlying causes of criminal behavior. The Court now operates several therapeutic courts. There is a Veteran’s Court dedicated to the unique needs of those who served our country and are now facing issues in the criminal justice system. And in 2017, Judge Staab help create a DUI Court that holds repeat offenders accountable while celebrating their recovery.

Judge Staab is also dedicated to our community and her family. She serves on the executive council of her church at Life Center and has volunteered with at-risk youth. Judge Staab continues to work tirelessly with community leaders to address victim safety, resolve cases sooner, and eliminate racial disparities. She has been married to her husband Scott for 25 years, and their daughter attends Washington State University.

Judge Kevin Korsmo’s decision to retire has left a vacancy at the Court of Appeals for Division Three. Judge Staab is clearly the best candidate and a natural choice for this position. She has been rated “Exceptionally Well Qualified” by several independent bar associations, including the Washington State Veterans Bar Association. Judge Staab has strong bipartisan support and is endorsed by numerous judges, attorneys, elected officials, and community leaders. They know that she will serve the people of Eastern Washington on the Court of Appeals with integrity, experience, and compassion. Join us in voting for Judge Tracy Staab, Court of Appeals.

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