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Jocelyn Cook

A candidate for Spokane County Superior Court Judge, position 6, Spokane County in the 2017 Washington General Election, Nov. 7

Party: No party

City: Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Edison High School in 1996, the College of William and Mary with a bachelor’s degree in 2000, and from the Whittier College School of Law in 2005.

Political experience: None

Work experience: Worked as an attorney for the Spokane County Public Defender’s Office for 10 years, negotiating cases, litigating motions, and trying cases for indigent clients charged with misdemeanors, felonies and dependencies. Spent two years in the Law Office of Lana C. Glenn, where she drafted appellate briefs. Was a mentor for Academic Success Program at Whittier College School of Law in California for two years.

Family: Married, two children.

Top priorities: Cook wants more consistency from the bench, meaning the public should be able to anticipate the application of the law from each judge. Says judges should consider alternatives to incarceration as they weigh the cost of limited resources against the benefit of jailing people for nonviolent offenses. Says she wants to clarify what it is judges do for their community by being more open and transparent while on the bench.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Tony Hazel (N) 57,282 61.55%
Jocelyn Cook (N) 35,782 38.45%

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