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Ernest Edsel


Clark County Superior Court

Position Two

This race will be decided in the Primary Election.

Ernest Edsel

Current Occupation/Employer: Chief Counsel, NCLC of WA, non-profit, public interest law firm

Education: Dedman Law School, Southern Methodist University; Wharton School of Business, Aresty Inst. Exec. Education

Legal/Judicial Experience: 20 years comprehensive experience in all aspects of civil and criminal law; accredited law lecturer; published author whose four legal publications are used every day by judges and lawyers in all 50 states

Family: Happily married

Significant Career Experience: Advised and represented shareholders who forced $7.4 billion company to profitably restructure. Filed lawsuits to: end government waste and corruption; protect the deaf in courthouses; protect a child’s right to an attorney at proceedings to terminate parental rights.

Candidate Statement:ENDORSED BY: Nick Huerena and other community leaders from all walks of life. • JUDICIAL INTEGRITY: a judge must always be sober, fair, and 100% free of racial and religious prejudice and other bias. No person should doubt the fairness of the Dept. 2 judge, such as in December 2007, when the WA Judicial Commission ordered a censure against the Dept. 2 judge now seeking reelection []. • BEST QUALIFIED: Judges, government agencies, and lawyers in all 50 states use my four legal publications, at LEXIS online services, every day. I’ve been an accredited law lecturer at leading law firms, corporations, law schools, and government agencies throughout the country. My legal expertise, independence, and dedication to the Constitution resulted in Clark County Superior Court judges appointing me to represent poor parents with 13 children in foster care. • FAIRNESS: Having represented wealthy and poor clients over the past 20 years, and having established a nonprofit law firm for the middle class, poor, and disabled, I’m fair, without bias. I’m dedicated to equal justice for all, regardless of a person’s wealth, connections, education, or the lawyers or prosecutors involved in court cases.

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Opponent: John Wulle
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Vancouver Columbian  

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John Wulle 08/13/2008 $5,002.42 $3,341.24

Media stories:
    August 17, 2008
Vancouver Columbian   County awaits ballots on Election Day’s eve
    August 1, 2008
Vancouver Columbian   Bar association supports incumbent judges
    July 30, 2008
Vancouver Columbian   Wulle’s censure a focal point in Superior Court judge’s race
    July 21, 2008
Vancouver Columbian   In Our View: Harris and Wulle endorsed
    July 9, 2008
Vancouver Columbian   2005 investigation targeted judicial candidate
    February 14, 2008
Vancouver Columbian   Appeals court rebukes local judge, prosecutor
    December 13, 2007
Yakima Herald   [Opinion] Clark County deserves better than this judge
    December 8, 2007
Vancouver Columbian   Judge Wulle censured by commission
    December 5, 2007
Vancouver Columbian   [Opinion] Judge Wulle has served with honor
    November 29, 2007
Vancouver Columbian   [Opinion] Wulle responds, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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