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Douglas Anderson


Grant County Superior Court

Position Two

This race will be decided in the Primary Election.

Douglas Anderson

Current Occupation/Employer: Attorney, Law Office of Douglas Anderson

Education: Masters of Law degree from Georgetown Law School, Washington D.C. Graduate Cum Laude of Gonzaga Law School

Legal/Judicial Experience: Admitted to WA State Bar Association in 1990. Admitted to Federal Court in the Western District of Washington. 11+ years as a public defender in Juvenile/Dependency Courts and 6 years in District Court.

Family: Married to Kirsten Anderson, three children.

Significant Career Experience: Juvenile Court Defense Contract Administrator for 5 years, 2 1/2 years of Pro Tem Judge in Superior Court Juvenile Division and District Court, current Vice-President and past Secretary/Treasurer of Grant County Bar Association.

Candidate Statement: After serving 11 years as a public defender in Superior Court Juvenile Division, Douglas Anderson has spent the last 2 1/2 years in private practice, taking every opportunity to gain experience on the bench by serving as Pro Tem Judge for judges who were unavailable. As a Pro Tem Judge he has presided over jury trials, non jury trials and many legal proceedings in both Criminal and Civil Courts. In private practice he has experience in Adult Felony Court.

His years in Juvenile and Dependency Courts have given him experience and insight into the special procedures and operations unique to those Courts. His cases included charges ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies, including burglaries, rapes and murders.

While most of his career has been spent in defense, he has defended people and their constitutional rights, not the crimes they were charged with. He maintains a very strong belief in personal responsibility and accountability, and views consequences as teaching tools. He brings to the bench an ability to be impartial and unbiased, thoughtfully judging each case on its merits.

As judge, he will serve with dignity and fairness, and desires that those who appear before him will gain respect for the law.

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Opponent: John Knodell  
 , P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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