Superior Court Judge Tony Hazel with Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich- Spokane County


Judge Hazel will treat all people with fairness, dignity, and respect while upholding the rule of law. Please support Retaining Judge Tony Hazel, Pos. 6.


Judge Hazel was born and raised in Spokane and has dedicated his entire career to public service.  As a former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for 14 years, Judge Hazel places a priority on public safety, while protecting individual civil rights.  Judge Hazel has a proven track record for treating all people with fairness, dignity, and respect, while upholding the rule of law and Constitutions of both the United States and Washington State.  Judge Hazel has received the rating of “Exceptionally Qualified” from the Spokane Bar Association, the highest rating possible.


Washington State Bar Association Member (2003-Present)

Former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney – Spokane County

Elected President Spokane County Bar Association (2014-2015)

Elected Member Board of Trustees – Spokane County Bar

Association (2010-2012)

Former Liaison Diversity Section – Spokane County Bar


Elected President Prosecutor’s Union – (AFSCME – 1553 PA)


Executive Board Member – AFSCME (2007-2009)

Former Chair – Spokane Regional Labor Council Ethics Committee (2005-2013)

Union Delegate – Spokane Regional Labor Council (2014-2016)

Founding Member of Identity Theft Task Force

Founding Member of Specialized DUI Court

Elected President – Volunteer Lawyers Program

Member of Public Safety Transition Team (2011-2013)

Former Yakima County Deputy Prosecutor

Former Yakima District Court Supervisor

Board Member – Team Gleason Northwest

Spokane Traffic Safety Committee (2004-2007)

Recipient of Salvation Army’s “Making Spokane Better” Award    (2012)


Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) Gonzaga School of Law

Bachelor of Arts – Gonzaga University

Gonzaga Prep High School