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Erik Rohrer


Clallam County Superior Court

Department 1

Erick Rohrer

Legal/Judicial Experience: Judge, Clallam County District Court II (2001-present); Family Court Commissioner, Clallam County Superior Court (2001-present); Elected Judge Pro Tempore, Clallam County Superior Court (2003-2009); Judge Pro Tempore, Clallam County District Court I (2001-present); Assistant Attorney General, Section Chief (1990-2001); Attorney, Private Practice (1986-1990)

Other Professional Experience: Chair, Washington State Office of Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee

Education: B.A. Western Washington University (1980), J.D. Willamette University College of Law (1985)

Community Service: Past-chair/current board member, Peninsula College Board of Trustees; board member, Peninsula Trails Coalition; former president of other organizations, including Forks Chamber of Commerce and Forks Hospital Foundation.

Statement: Judge Rohrer has served as a Clallam County District Court Judge since 2001. He also has experience as an attorney in private practice and an Assistant Attorney General. He helped open the first local Attorney Generalís Office in 1991 and was manager of that office for a decade. He was appointed Clallam County District Court II Judge in 2001 and elected in 2002, 2006 and 2010.Rohrer has been an attorney in Washington State for over 25 years. His background includes experience in private practice and in the public sector. He has litigated both criminal and civil matters. He practiced law in Seattle, Wenatchee and Port Angeles and has tried many cases in various Washington courtrooms. Born and raised in Washington State, Judge Rohrer lives in the West End of Clallam County with his wife of over 20 years, Cari, who teaches at Forks Middle School. They enjoy outdoor activities, including biking and hiking. Judge Rohrer is honored to have been an elected District Court Judge for the past decade. He has established that he is a no-nonsense judge with a passion for fairness and justice. Thank you for voting for Erik Rohrer for Superior Court Judge

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Opponents: Curtis Johnson, Chris Melly, William Payne

Candidate ratings and poll:

Clallam County Bar Ass'n
Members' Combined Rating
3.47 4.16 3.21 4.16

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Finance report:

Curtis Johnson 7/4/2012 $5,084.96
Loans $5,014.96
Chris Melly 7/4/2012 $4,625.27
Loans $3,500.00
William Payne 7/4/2012 $9,670.25
Loans $6,550.00
Erik Rohrer 7/4/2012 $8,617.36
Personal Funds $7,000.00
Loans $750.00

Media stories:
    July 8, 2012
Peninsula Daily News   Bar poll ties judge candidates Melly, Rohrer
    June 17, 2012
Peninsula Daily News   Clallam County Superior Court judicial hopefuls address issues, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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