Tracy Arlene Staab
A candidate for Court of Appeals, Court of Appeals, Division 3, District 1 in the 2020 Washington General Election, Nov. 3
Party: No party
City: Spokane, Washington
Education: Graduated with a bachelor's degree in Paralegal Studies from Western Washington University in 1990. Earned law degree from University of Puget Sound in 1993. Political experience: Appointed as a Spokane Municipal Court Judge by Mayor Mary Verner in 2009. Won elections to the bench in 2009, 2013 and 2017.
Work experience: Worked for a civil law firm in Seattle before moving to Ellensburg in 1995 and starting her own private practice as the contract prosecutor for the city. In 1999, moved to Spokane and worked four years as a law clerk at the Court of Appeals. Began working as an appellate attorney for the city public defender’s office in 2003, and in 2005, began working as the appellate attorney for the Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington until her appointment to the bench.
Family: Married to Scott Staab. Has one daughter.
Fundraising: Raised more than $72,000 in cash and in-kind contributions as of Wednesday, according to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission. Staab is the largest contributor to her own campaign, with $49,000 of her own cash invested in the race. Other major contributors include several local law offices, including the Law Office of Thomas Jarrard, the Kuhlman Law Office and Phelps and Associates. Staab also has received contributions from the Iron Workers District Council of the Pacific Northwest.
|Tracy Arlene Staab (N)||190,276||63.29%|
|Marshall Casey (N)||110,355||36.71%|
Whitener and Montoya-Lewis easily retain their Washington Supreme Court seats; Staab wins appeals court race
Spokane County voters cast ballots in three contested judicial races in this election. One is for a seat on the state’s Court of Appeals, and two are for seats on the Washington Supreme Court.
Municipal Judge Tracy Staab faces attorney Marshall Casey for vacancy on appeals court
Both candidates tout their appellate experience as a reason to succeed retiring Judge Kevin Korsmo. Staab says she’s received stellar marks in independent reviews by state bar associations, while Casey argues he’s been closer to clients and that will serve him well on the panel.
Judge Kevin Korsmo retiring after 12 years on state appeals court
“This is the place where errors get corrected,” Korsmo said of the appeals court.
Two candidates running to replace Judge Kevin Korsmo on Washington Court of Appeals
Korsmo, who has served on the court since 2008, plans to retire at the end of the year. Spokane Municipal Judge Tracy Staab and local attorney Marshall Casey are running to replace him.
A look at Rep. Matt Shea’s legal career: Recently laid off, he’s sued bad drivers and a state university
Shortly after the Washington state House released a report concluding Rep. Matt Shea has engaged in domestic terrorism, the Spokane Valley lawmaker was quietly laid off from the law firm where he had worked since 2013.