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Lynden P. Smithson

A candidate for Spokane County District Court, Position 1, Spokane County in the 2018 Washington Primary Election

Age: 49

Political experience: First run for office.

Work experience: Works as an assistant Spokane city prosecutor in charge of the domestic violence unit. Has spent 15 years as a city prosecutor. Before working for the city, was an associate attorney at the civil litigation firm Miller, Devlin, McLean and Weaver, where he handled mostly employment law and insurance defenses.

Education: Graduated from Bellarmine Preparatory School in Tacoma in 1990. Graduated from University of Washington in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. Graduated from Gonzaga School of Law in 1998.

Family: Married. Has three children.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Patrick T. Johnson 24,187 39.97%
Randy A. Brandt 21,946 36.27%
Lynden P. Smithson 14,382 23.77%

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