Local attorney Tina Robinson, who works as a public defender and prefers the Republican Party, today filed as a candidate for the office of Kitsap County Prosecutor. Robinson will be only the second challenger that Kitsap County Prosecutor Russ Hauge has faced in his 20-year tenure.
“I am running for Kitsap County Prosecutor because I believe the resources of the county should be more effectively and efficiently used," Robinson said.
Robinson has resided in Kitsap County for nearly 20 years, where she practices law and has served in community organizations. She supervised a multi-million dollar budget and 48 employees while serving as the business manager at Group Health’s Silverdale and Poulsbo clinics. She has also served on the Board of Directors for Peninsula Community Health Service and remains engaged in community health issues. After receiving her law degree from Seattle University, she began practicing with a private firm, then focused her practice to serve those who were unable to defend themselves in Kitsap County.
“The policies of the Prosecuting Attorney’s office should reflect a concern for justice, a compassion for victims, and a priority on those crimes involving victims," Robinson said. "I believe that my life experiences, role as a defense attorney, and my experience in administration and management make me uniquely qualified.”
Robinson received a management degree from Old Dominion University prior to her legal studies. Her legal practice has included a range of criminal cases including drugs, property crimes of every sort, domestic violence, assaults, robberies, sex offenses and murder.
“Our focus should be on the challenges that the people of Kitsap County face which are very different than those of surrounding counties,” Robinson said. “As a result of my work serving as a Public Defender, I have a unique perspective of how cases are managed by the Prosecutor’s Office from start to finish. I’m especially concerned that the Prosecutor’s Office does not focus more on property crimes, and the victims whose lives are often severely damaged as a result.”
Robinson lives in Port Orchard with her husband, Ken. They enjoy the outdoors, and are avid hikers, bikers, runners and skiers. They have two grown children and are active in the Harper Community Church.