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Doug North


King County Superior Court

Department 30

This race will be decided in the Primary Election.

Doug NorthLegal/Judicial Experience: Elected to King County Superior Court in 2000, I have presided over hundreds of cases in both the criminal and civil departments, as well as on the Unified Family Court.

Other Professional Experience: No information submitted

Education: Ingraham High School, 1970; Stanford University, 1974; University of Washington Law School, 1977.

Community Service: Married 26 years to my wife Lorrie, we have two children, both educated in Seattle schools. We have been involved in the Boy Scouts and the Northwest Junior Bagpipe Band. I have worked to protect the environment for over 25 years, founding the Northwest Rivers Council and serving on the board of the Washington Wilderness Coalition.

Statement: A trial judge for over a decade, I have been thankful to serve you and vigorously uphold your constitutional rights. In a recent King County Bar Poll, I received "Excellent" and "Very Good" ratings from more than 3/4 of the people before me. As a judge and before as a lawyer, I have tried hundreds of civil, criminal and family law trials.

Recently, I successfully fought an extended illness and it has reenergized me for this honorable task. I have learned from the law and life, that respect, empathy, fortitude and humility are musts. Besides my family and the law, I love river rafting and backpacking and have published a guidebook on rivers.

The record speaks for itself: I am the most experienced, balanced and respected candidate in this race. I invite you to judge for yourself and consult where they objectively list endorsements and Superior Court trial experience. Thank you for your consideration.

Committee to Re-Elect Judge Doug North; Mike McKay and Bobbe Bridge, Co-Chairs; Endorsements: 36th District Democrats; 40+ Judges on King County Superior Court; Judge Ann Schindler, Div. 1 Court of Appeals; Justice Steven Gonzalez, Washington State Supreme Court

Campaign Web Site:  
Opponent: Kim Allen
Questionnaire responses: Not available

Candidate ratings:

Joint Asian
Judicial Evaluation Committee
Well Qualified *
King County Bar Association Insufficient
Information to Rate
Well Qualified
Municipal League
of King County
Very Good Outstanding
Seattle Metropolitan
Elections Committee
* Highly Recommended
Women Lawyers
Qualified *

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Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

Seattle Times  
The Stranger  


Finance report:

Kimberly Allen 8/3/2012 $19,093.89
Loans $5,000.00
Douglass North 8/3/2012 $43,797.14
Personal Funds $15,000.00

Media stories:
    July 23, 2012
Seattle P-I   King County ballots, vtr. pamphet are misleading
    May 22, 2012
Redmond Reporter   Council member Allen challenging North for King County Superior Court judicial seat, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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