LWV debate

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Barkhuis v Nichols Comparison

WHO’S MOST QUALIFIED to protect and defend YOUR right
to be treated equally, fairly, and consistently

Selinda Barkhuis for Prosecutor

Mark Nichols incumbent

PRACTICED 7 YEARS as courtroom lawyer.

NOTHING comparable.

SERVED 7 YEARS as your elected county treasurer safekeeping your $100 million in taxpayer reserves.

LESS THAN 4 years in elected office; sued treasurer Barkhuis for whistle blowing to the taxpayers.

TWICE ELECTED president of local bar association by local lawyers.
TWICE RECOGNIZED by local lawyers for public service and promoting access to justice for all.

GOT JUDGE TO POSTPONE until after the election the trial for a sexual harassment lawsuit alleging he persistently pursued his married office manager in the courthouse and on the job.  

DEFENDED your tax dollars and your rights:
– “I think she’s done a great job;” “She’s very careful with the taxpayer dollar” – Mike Chapman.
– “What we see is a real passion for serving the people of this community” – Mark Ozias.
– She is “an ardent champion of the right of taxpayers” – Mark Nichols.

COSTING you your tax dollars and your rights:
– $1.6 million plus attorney’s fees for discriminating based on age and gender.
– $300,000 plus attorney’s fees for wrongfully taking private property from landowner.
– $500,000 plus attorney’s fees for withholding relevant public records from landowner.



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Accolades & Endorsements

Letters to the PDN:


Prosecutor Mark Nichols:  “The Treasurer [Selinda Barkhuis] is an ardent champion of the right of taxpayers to participate in the budget process.”  June 15, 2015 Legal Opinion (page 14).

Then county commissioner (now state representative) Mike Chapman:  “I think she’s done a great job,” “She’s very careful with the taxpayer dollar, and the issues she raises she has consistently raised her whole political career, and I respect that.”  May 13, 2016 Peninsula Daily News.

County commissioner Mark Ozias:  “In her years as treasurer, in my opinion, one of the real highlights of Selinda’s service is the tax and timber report that she’s developed and created and produced each year.” “It’s work like that that helps to demystify county government for citizens and for others within government alike.” “I think when you put all of those together, what we see is a real passion for serving the people of this community and a real dedication to her work in every position she was in.”  December 22, 2017 Peninsula Daily News.


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Below, at the Clallam County Democrats endorsement meeting of September 8, 2018



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Primary results 2018

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Law & Justice Panel Discussion

About the panel discussion:

The Clallam Progressive Coalition sponsored a free public panel discussion, “Clallam County Justice: A Panel Discussion,” on Saturday July 14, 2018 in at the Port Angeles Public Library’s Carver Room.

Residents heard from local candidates for sheriff, prosecuting attorney and district court judge within a larger discussion of the criminal justice challenges facing the community.

The panel was moderated by Assistant Attorney General Tim Davis.

The format gave each participant a chance to speak for five minutes on their experiences and offer their perspective on what they see as the major challenges facing the justice system in Clallam County and possible approaches to take.

There was then an opportunity for audience members to ask questions of the entire panel.

The Clallam Progressive Coalition is a political action group dedicated to a platform of economic, social and environmental matters that ensures the health, rights and well-being of our community. They recently hosted a “Women in Politics” discussion; group representatives said they hope that this panel will be the first of many conversations.

For more about the coalition, see www.clallamprogressivecoalition.org.

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PABA prosecutor debate

As covered in the news:

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Updated! Nichols’ Sexual Harassment lawsuit

December 13, 2018.  Port Angeles woman gets $350,000 in settlement with Clallam prosecuting attorney

December 7, 2018.  Lawsuit against Clallam County Prosecutor settled.

November 30, 2018.  Judge orders Nichols-Hendrickson settlement talks.

November 23, 2018.  Trial briefs, jury instructions expected today in Clallam harassment case.

November 2, 2018.  Nichols seeks medical records.

October 28, 2018.  Judge rules sex harassment complaint against prosecuting attorney will go to trial.

October 28, 2018.  Clallam County sexual harassment claimant challenges report.

October 1, 2018.  Clallam prosecutor seeks dismissal of sexual harassment lawsuit.

July 19, 2018.  Watch the KIRO 7-TV expose on the Mark Nichols sexual harassment lawsuit on how a judge postponed the case so that voters wouldn’t know about it before they vote for County prosecutor in November.  The expose aired on Thursday July 19, 2018 during the 5 PM News show on Channel 7.


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