The Honorable Harold D. Clarke, III graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Washington State University and a J.D. from Gonzaga School of Law. He was in private practice in Spokane from 1980 to 1998. He was elected to the Spokane County District Court bench in 1998, and served there for the next six years. He was then elected to the Spokane County Superior Court bench in 2005, where he has served since that time.