Education: Graduated from Edmonds High School in Edmonds, Washington, in 1985. Earned a bachelor’s in computer science from Seattle Pacific University in 1987.
Political experience: Ran for Grand Coulee City Council in 2019.
Work experience: Self-employed as a consultant; previously worked as a computer programmer
Family: Not married, but has what she calls “an accomplice.” Has four children.
Washington’s Aug. 4 primary will see a crowded race for the 4th congressional district, with three-term Republican incumbent Rep. Dan Newhouse facing five challengers for his seat representing Central Washington.
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.
In a unanimous opinion issued last week, the high court’s nine justices sided with Stevens County Superior Court judges who sought to preside over preliminary hearings in cases that were originally filed in District Court. Such hearings often determine whether a defendant will be let out of jail while awaiting trial.
The federal government is joining a legal fight against CVS Health that accuses its troubled Omnicare business of routinely filling prescriptions that had expired or run out of refills.