Pat Thompson didn’t set out to change the world. She just took it one step at a time.
Thompson, 68, was born in Texas, after her father, an Air Force man, met her mother in Japan.
“As I tell people, I was started in Japan and born in Texas,” Thompson said.
By the time Thompson started kindergarten, the family had moved to Spokane, where she spent most of her childhood. They moved away before Thompson went into high school but eventually returned. In the early 1970s, she headed off to Washington State University, unaware that she would become Spokane County’s first female prosecutor and a key member of
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