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Meet James

Meet James

I’m running for Superior Court Judge because I believe my experience as a Kittitas County Court Commissioner and criminal defense attorney makes me uniquely qualified to serve the citizens of Kittitas County.

Since 2008, I have been the owner and principal attorney for Kirkham Law Office in Ellensburg. Our practice covers a diverse range of legal matters, including criminal defense, traffic infractions, estate planning, and civil matters. Last year, I was appointed as a Superior Court Commissioner with responsibility for the court’s juvenile, protection order, and civil family law dockets.

I’m a graduate of Central Washington University where I received my bachelor’s degree in political science and public policy with a minor in economics. I received my law degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane.

Thank you for visiting my website to learn more about me and my campaign. I ask for your vote.


James is proudly endorsed by:


  • Scott Sparks | Kittitas County Superior Court
  • Darrell Ellis |Upper Kittitas County District Court (Ret.)
  • Craig Juris | Upper Kittitas County District Court
  • Adelia Hille | Adams County Superior Court (Ret.)
  • Tyson Hill | Grant County Superior Court
  • Paul Strophy | Lewis County Superior Court Comm.
  • Dean Chaung | Spokane County Superior Court
  • Annette Plese | Spokane County Superior Court
  • Jared Boswell | Yakima County Superior Court
  • Shane Silverthorn | Yakima County Superior Court Comm.
  • Sonia Rodriguez True | Yakima County Superior Court
  • Elisabeth Tutsch | Yakima County Superior Court
  • Troy Clements | Yakima Municipal Court

  • Etoy Alford
  • Kenneth Beckley
  • Richard Cole
  • Julia Davis | Yakima County Deputy Prosecutor
  • Jim Denison
  • Lisa Dickinson
  • Dave Hearran
  • Dan Lebeau | Whitman County Chief Deputy Prosecutor
  • Tony Swartz
  • Patrick Smith
Elected Officials

  • Brett Wachsmith | Kittitas County Commissioner
  • Cory Wright | Kittitas County Commissioner
  • Matthew Lundh | Cle Elum Mayor



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