Elect Selinda Barkhuis Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney

2018-05-26 19.46.51

Elect Selinda Barkhuis Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney

As your County Treasurer, I developed new internal controls and successfully turned over your $99.5 million in taxpayer reserve funds to my successor, restoring trust to the Treasurer’s office. As your Prosecuting Attorney, I promise to likewise restore trust to the Prosecutor’s office.

To protect your rights, I will remain true to my oath of office, my oath as an attorney, and my oath as a naturalized citizen to support and defend constitutional and statutory rule of law, and I will recruit deputies to provide professional, conflict-free, and above-board advice and representation to your other county public servants.

To reduce your property tax burden, I will review the Prosecutor’s budget for savings and aggressively pursue collection of all amounts due under the County’s interlocal and franchise contracts. I will work collaboratively, but firmly, with the Board of County Commissioners and their new County Administrator to review the County’s administration of its policies, the County’s management of its personnel, and the County’s relationship with the Washington Counties Risk Pool.

And to protect the public safety, I will carry my own case load and prosecute offenses against the most vulnerable among us from the first day on the job.

“I promise to restore trust to the Prosecutor’s Office.”

Elected Experience: Clallam County Treasurer (Jan 2011-Dec 2017); Charter Review Commissioner (2015).

Other Professional Experience: Certified mediator since 1993; licensed to practice law since 1994 (WSBA 24139); lawyer in private practice specializing in family and criminal defense law (1995-2002); Senior planner with Clallam County Department of Community Development (2003-2010).

Education: University of Washington law degree (1994); University of Washington masters degree (1990, recipient NASA Space Grant Fellowship); Grand Canyon University bachelors degree (1989, chemistry).

Community service: Pro Bono Publico (“for the public good”) Award from Clallam-Jefferson Pro Bono Lawyers (2012); Distinguished Service Award from Clallam County Pro Bono Lawyers (1996); President Clallam County Bar Association (2000, 2019).

Thank you for your vote and thank you for your support!

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