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Stephen Johnson

2006 Washington State Supreme Court Candidate, Position 2

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Columbian Endorsement

In Our View - Johnson for Court
Saturday, October 7, 2006
Columbian editorial writers

... Johnson for state Supreme Court: One contested race for the Washington Supreme Court is on the ballot. Highly respected veteran state Sen. Stephen Johnson of the Kent-Auburn area is our choice over incumbent Justice Susan Owens of Forks.

The King County Bar Association rated Johnson "well qualified" and rated Owens as "qualified." Johnson's intellect and demeanor are impressive. He is also known for working well with members of both parties in the Legislature.

A Republican now seeking a nonpartisan office, Johnson was one of two whom the Washington State Bar Association named as 2005 "Outstanding Elected Official."

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Constitutional Law PAC on Johnson:

"The committee rated four incumbent judges as “Very Well Qualified”... State Senator Stephen Johnson was the only non-incumbent rated Very Well Qualified."

The CLPAC is a bi-partisan committee formed to work for the election of judges who believe in judicial restraint.

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From the Primary Judicial Voter's Pamphlet:

Stephen Johnson
Supreme Court, Position 2
EDUCATION: BA, Whitman College, Economics, 1961 Law Degree, University of Washington, 1964
OCCUPATION: State Senator (1995-2007); Practicing Attorney 1965 to date.
EMPLOYER: Of Counsel, Kutscher, Hereford, Johnson; Seattle
LEGAL/JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE: “Stephen Johnson has a fine legal mind and will be a great addition to the Supreme Court.”- James Andersen, former Chief Justice, Washington Supreme Court. An Independent Voice For Property Rights, Open Government & Judicial Restraint. Steve will uphold the Washington Constitution’s strong Property Rights provisions, ensure your right to view public documents, and secure your constitutional rights of initiative/referendum. Experienced, Effective Leadership. In the State Senate from 1995-2007, serving on the Judiciary Committee and Legislative Ethics Board. Steve was Washington State Bar Association’s “2005 Outstanding Elected Official” and Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs’ “Legislator of the Year” 2001/2003.

Candidate Statement: Stephen Johnson has statewide, bipartisan support: Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris, Dino Rossi, State Auditor Brian Sonntag, Former Secretary of State Ralph Munro, King County Prosecutor Norm Maleng, Former Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn, Former Senator Slade Gorton, the Washington Farm Bureau, and the Washington Realtors Association. For more endorsements go to Steve’s web site: A Lifetime Of Service. A resident of Kent and former School Board member, Steve earned his B.A. from Whitman College and his law degree from UW. He’s practiced law in Yakima, Kent and Seattle. Steve and Lynn have two grown children and five grandchildren.