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John Wulle


Clark County Superior Court

Position Two

This race will be decided in the Primary Election.

John WulleCurrent Occupation/Employer: Clark County Superior Court Judge, State of Washington

Education: Juris Doctorate: Northwestern School of Law ● BA: Political Science, Western Washington University

Legal/Judicial Experience: Superior Court Judge ● Presiding Judge District Court, 1998-2000 ● Clark County District Court Judge ● Assistant Attorney General, Washington State ● Public Defender, Vancouver ● Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Clark County

Family: Married for 33 years to Susan Wolff, One married Son

Significant Career Experience: Author Family Law Desk book, Paternity Section ● Received the Angelo Petus Award for attorneys in public service from the Washington Bar ● Volunteer for Judges in the Classroom and High School Mock Trial ● Chair Emeritus, Pearson Field Historical Society ● VISTA Volunteer

CANDIDATE STATEMENT: Judge John Wulle has been a Judge for 10 years, first as a District Court Judge and for the last seven years on the Superior Court bench. He has a depth of legal knowledge and is considered to be fair and impartial on the bench. Prior to joining the bench he was an Assistant Attorney General for 14 years. Judge Wulle dealt with children in abuse cases and represented their rights in dependencies and paternity cases. He was the State’s attorney for the WSDOT Aviation Division. He has worked for the Prosecuting Attorney and a public defender. Thus he has an understanding of the law from all sides from his courtroom work. All of his experience as a trial attorney has made him a highly competent Judge. From his background of participation in civil rights marches through his years working in the anti-poverty program as a VISTA volunteer the Judge has learned to treat everyone with the dignity and respect that they deserve in and out of the courtroom. Judge Wulle has proven that he meets the daily responsibilities to the court and the public to uphold the laws of the State of Washington. Judge Wulle deserves your vote.

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Opponent: Ernest Edsel

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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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