Legal/Judicial Experience: Rico Tessandore has 10 years judicial experience as a pro tem Superior Court Judge, more experience than all the other candidates combined. He kept our community safe as a deputy prosecutor and has more than 17 years of courtroom experience.
Other Professional Experience: Routinely selected by the Superior Court as Settlement Guardian ad Litem to protect the best interests of injured children.
Education: JD, Northeastern University School of Law, 1998; BA, Seattle University, 1994.
Community Service: Sno-Isle Library Board of Trustees, immediate past President; Edmonds Community College Paralegal Advisory Board; County Bar Association, past President.
Statement: Rico Tessandore has the experience we need on the Superior Court: as a pro tem Judge, prosecutor and trial attorney. This is why he’s endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans and 19 Snohomish County Judges. We can trust him to be a fair judge, who knows the law and respects the Constitution.
Rico Tessandore brought hundreds of criminals to justice as part of the Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit, protecting both children and the elderly. With over 17 years of experience as a trial lawyer – both as a prosecutor and civil litigator — Rico has a uniquely balanced perspective that will serve our community well.
Raised in a small rural Washington town by a single mother, Rico worked his way through school to become the first college graduate in his family. Rico lives in Everett with his wife Anna and their children, Lily and John.
Rico Tessandore is endorsed by the leaders we know and trust. Every member of the Snohomish County Council: Wright, Dunshee, Ryan, Sullivan, and Klein. Senators Hobbs, McCoy, and Liias. Former County Executive and Sheriff Lovick. Representatives Stanford, Moscoso, Harmsworth, Robinson, Sells, Ortiz-Self and Peterson. Edmonds Mayor Earling, Marysville Mayor Nehring, Snohomish Mayor Guzak.