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Island County District Court Judge ...
Island County District Court Judge Peter Strow, 59, was injured when his motorcycle hit a deer on Highway 20 north of Coupeville.
HeraldNet - Candidate filings
Island County District Court Judge: Peter Strow, NP
SKAGIT VALLEY HERALD.com
For Strow, a career Republican political staffer who has helped run campaigns for other candidates, this is the first time he's been a candidate himself.
...For Strow, it's 14 years spent working on legislative and public policy issues while working in politics and government both in Olympia and in Washington, D.C.
By Monday, Conard had pulled ahead of Strow
in the amount of money raised for her campaign, raising ,55,900 compared to Strow's
If elected, Strow
hopes to help rein in state spending and make state government more accountable to taxpayers.He
wants to look for ways to improve Washington's economy by making it easier for businesses to operate.Strow's connection with Whidbey Island began at age 13 when his father, retired U.S. Navy Captain Peter Strow, now a district court judge, was transferred to the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Oak Harbor.He attended high school in Oak Harbor, earned a bachelor's degree at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, and has been working in politics ever since.
Early in his
worked on Metcalf's Congressional campaign and as a committee staffer in the Washington State Senate
.Moving to Washington D.C., Strow worked for several years as Metcalf's senior aide, returning frequently to his home district to meet with constituents.Later, he spent about a year as the legislative political director for the Republican National Committee, then a year and a half as a lobbyist for the National Association of Chemical Distributors.
Since September 2003, Strow
has been living in an apartment in Clinton not far from Whidbey's south-end ferry dock, and before starting his
own run for office, he
was working on gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi's campaign.To run his campaign, Strow has contracted with professional Republican strategist David Adams of Everett.
The Blotter: Motorcycle information from PNW Law Enforcement
Island County District Court Judge Peter Strow was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Sunday after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a deer.
The accident happened at about 5:45 a.m. as Strow
, 59, was headed north on Hwy. 20 at Sherman Road near Coupeville, riding a 2011 Honda CBR 250R motorcycle.
The deer bounded into his
lane, and Strow
was unable to avoid hitting it.
was initially transported to Whidbey General Hospital
before being transferred to Harborview.
Rep. Norma Smith of Clinton, a family friend, confirmed that Strow
sustained a broken collarbone and broken ribs, but is expected to make a full recovery.
The Island County commissioners will ...
The Island County commissioners will publicly interview seven candidates next week to replace District Court Judge Peter Strow.
Strow, who has held the bench since 1997, recently announced that he
will be retiring at the end of March.
The non-partisan position carries a four-year term and Strow
was last elected in November of 2010.
The job pays $141,710 a year, a sum set by the Washington Citizens' Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials
is stepping down mid-term, his
replacement must be appointed by the commissioners.
Kipling has been practicing law for more than 25 years and has spent past nine as the Island County District Court commissioner - essentially a fill-in judge appointed by Strow