KBKW Interview September 19th, 2019

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  • Benjamin R. Winkelman, born Aberdeen, Washington, November 13, 1974; admitted to bar, 2003, Washington; 2003, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington.
  • Education: Montesano High School (1993); Washington State University (B.S. Psychology); Gonzaga University (J.D. 2003).
  • Member: Grays Harbor Bar Association (President, 2004), Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Association for Justice.
  • Practice Areas: General Civil Law; Trial Practice; Family Law; Business Law; Personal Injury; Probate; Real Estate; Adoption; Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning; Mediation services.
  • Awards and Offices: Excellence for the Future Award in Family Law from The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction; Southwestern Company - Gold Seal Gold Award; Family Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association Executive Committee (2007-2013, Section Chair 2011-2012); Hoquiam Development Association Board Member (2002-2005, President 2005); Hoquiam Business Association Board Member 2005 - 2016, President 2013; Newrizons Federal Credit Union Board Member 2010-Current, President 2011- 2017, Vice President 2018; Elected Hoquiam City Councilman 2008-2019; Voted "Best Attorney" in 2012 Best of Twin Harbors; Hoquiam Business Association's 2012 Next Generation Award Southwestern Company Gold Seal Gold Award is for working 80 or more hours per week every week for 11 weeks straight, knocking on doors and selling educational books to help parents and their children in school work.
  • Business Owner – Tri Monte Group, Inc. GHUnders, LDComfort, Three Double U, LLC, Hoquiam Annex LLC, Parker, Winkelman & Parker, P.S., Charter Member of the Campaign Committee for the Secure the Future: St. Mary School Endowment Campaign that obtained over $4.3 Million dollars in commitments in a period of a year or so to establish the endowment. 83% of St. Mary School families receive scholarship to attend St. Mary School.
  • Hobbies, fun and family: Sings tenor in the Men’s Choir at the Catholic Church, Photography, Soccer. 3 daughters with my wife and I have been married for 20 years this July. My wife is a high school guidance counselor at Hoquiam High School and my brother and a half dozen of my in-laws all work for the school districts in Grays Harbor. I am the oldest of four boys and my wife is the youngest of 7 children in the Jump family from Hoquiam. My daughters are ages 15, 13 and 8. I love supporting them in all of their activities, including coaching their soccer teams and being a pageant Dad for the Miss Grays Harbor Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program and the Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program.

Oldest of 4 boys grew up in the last live in logging camp in lower 48 states; Camp Grisdale, lived in Montesano until went away to college and returned to live in Hoquiam after graduation from law school .

Ben Winkelman, Filing for Hoquiam Mayor 2019 Elections



  • Hoquiam Development Association Board Member

    (2002-2005, President 2005)

  • Hoquiam Business Association Board Member

    2005 - 2016, President 2013

  • Family Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association Executive Committee

    (2007-2013, Section Chair 2011-2012)

  • Elected Hoquiam City Councilman



Last Count Numbers Counted on 7/11/2019



Ben Winkelman recently was interviewed by the Daily World editorial board along with current mayor Dickoff in regards to the current Mayoral election for Hoquiam.   One issue discussed and mentioned in their article is the differences between him and his opponent when it comes to local business.  Ben says "We approach the same issue from a different perspective, It’s important...
Ben Winkelman spoke up recently about the recent campaign sign thefts of this opponent,  Ben checked with everyone he knows and made it clear that he wants this to be a fair mayoral race, and believes in honesty and integrity.
Ben Winkelman was highlighted recently in a Daily World Article after filing for the latest election race for Hoquiam Mayor. 

Become a Campaign Volunteer!

There is a lot to work to do when it comes down to campaigning to become your next Hometown Hoquiam Mayor and we can use all the help we can get.  From sign holders and sign distribution to even helping with mailers and events.   We are taking down names of those interested in helping out and will be reaching out to everyone when the time comes.   

I want to say thank you to so many people who supported me and offered to help in the campaign for Hoquiam Mayor. Thank you for putting up with the social media posts, signs in your yards and lengthy conversations about your Hometown Hoquiam.  It is with great honor that I will be accepting the Hoquiam Mayor position you have all elected me for.  HometownHoquiam.com will be transitioned over at a later time to a new project so that we can build on our hometown spirit and show everyone what we are about. 

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