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Michelle (Shelley) Szambelan

A candidate for Spokane County Superior Court Judge, position 10, Spokane County in the 2018 Washington General Election, Nov. 6

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Age: 52

Political experience: Appointed Municipal Court judge in 2008 and ran unopposed for the Municipal Court position in 2009, 2013 and 2017. Served as assistant presiding judge from 2009 to 2014. In 2014 was promoted to presiding judge of the court. In February 2018, appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to Spokane County Superior Court.

Work experience: Worked as an associate attorney for Phillabaum, Ledlin, Matthews & Gaffney-Brown in Spokane, where she gained civil trial experience, then switched to the city prosecutor’s office, where she worked for nine years doing mostly appellate work.

Education: Earned a bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University in 1988. In 1991, earned her law degree from Gonzaga.

Family: Married. Has three children.

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Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Michelle (Shelley) Szambelan () 101,768 60.04 %
Dennis (DC) Cronin () 67,746 39.96 %

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