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Dan Goodell


Mason County Superior Court

Position One

Dan Goodell

Current Occupation/Employer: 2007 – present: Houle & Goodell, Attorneys, PLLC, Belfair; 1994 – 2007: Goodell Law, Belfair; Criminal and civil litigation; family law (divorce, custody, dependency, adoption); real estate law (ownership/boundary disputes, land use); homeowners’ associations; business law; personal injury; estate planning (wills, trusts), probate law; misdemeanor, juvenile, and felony defense.

Education: Juris Doctor, 1984, University of Puget Sound School of Law, Tacoma; Bachelor of Arts, 1979, Washington State University, Pullman

Legal/Judicial Experience: 1984 – present: Attorney, Tacoma; Public defender, Bremerton; Attorney, Belfair

Family: Wife Barb, son Quin, age 16.

Significant Career Experience: 1998 – present: Judge Pro Tem – Mason County District Court; 1997 – 2002: Judge Pro Tem – Shelton Municipal Court

Candidate Statement: My decision to run for Judge is based on the very reasons I have a law practice in this great community and why I became a practicing attorney in 1984. I have a passion for helping people and righting the wrongs of this world. I see the Superior Court judgeship as an opportunity for me to combine my dedication to justice and community with the wisdom gained from my experiences as an attorney, in service to the residents of Mason County. I opened my Belfair law practice in 1994 and since 1998, I have served as Judge Pro Tem in Mason County District Court. I served as Judge Pro Tem in Shelton Municipal Court from 1997 to 2002. Throughout my legal career I have been accustomed to working hard and spending the extra time necessary to reach just conclusions to difficult problems. I will bring the same energy and drive to the bench and am committed to providing a right and just ruling for every matter that comes before me. I welcome the daily challenges this new position will present. For more information, please visit my campaign website at

Official web site:  
Opponents: Richard Adamson and Amber Finlay
Finance report:

(Click a dollar figure for detailed data from the Public Disclosure Commission. Note that summary numbers here might not match detailed data for various reasons.)

Richard Adamson 08/13/2008 $23,548.11 $21,403.90
Amber Finlay 08/13/2008 $10,196.94 $9695.85
Dan Goodell 08/13/2008 $18,865.00 $18,649.21

Media stories:
    July 31, 2008
Kitsap Sun   Court candidates want to see buildings, programs expanded
    July 15, 2008
The Olympian   Campaign trail
    July 9, 2008
Mason County
Daily News
  First candidates' forum held Tuesday night [with audio clips], P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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