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Patrick T. Johnson

A candidate for Spokane County District Court, Position 1, Spokane County in the 2018 Washington General Election, Nov. 6


Age: 50

City: Spokane, WA

Political experience: First run for office.

Work experience: An attorney with the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office since 1998, first on misdemeanor cases, then as a felony prosecutor. For last 17 years has defended active duty military members as a major in the U.S. Army Reserves Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Served four years of military experience after enlisting in 1988 as a psychological operations specialist in the U.S. Army until 1992.

Education: Graduated from Phoenix High School in Medford, Oregon in 1987. Earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from CEntral Washington University in 1994 after taking a short break to join the military. Gradated from Gonzaga School of Law with honors in 1998.

Family: Married. Has three children.

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