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Diane Woolard


Clark County Superior Court

Department 2

This race will be decided in the Primary Election.

Diane Woolard

Legal/Judicial Experience: Appointed by Governor Locke in July 2000 as a Judge for the Superior Court of Clark County, Department 8.

Other Professional Experience: Twelve years with the Department of Social and Health Services as a child welfare and child protective service worker. In private practice served as a Guardian Ad Litem and testified as an expert witness on children's behalf.

Education: BA University of Washington, JD Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark. Admitted to the Washington State Bar in January 1986.

Community Service: Active on the United States and Washington Soccer Associations boards.

Statement: Judge Woolard has been a participant and trainer in seminars such as drug courts, ethics, issues in family law, domestic violence and protection of vulnerable adults for the public and the judiciary.

As an attorney she served as a deputy prosecuting attorney, and in her private practice handled criminal defense cases, family law matters and appeals. She received an Appreciation Award from the Clark County Volunteer Lawyer's Program and from the Vancouver Parks & Recreation Commission.

As a Superior Court Judge since July 2000, she has presided over countless cases involving family law, divorces, adoptions, terminations, and protection of persons in need, guardianships, civil litigation, drug courts and numerous felonies. Judge Woolard received a plaque from Superior Court for her years of service presiding over drug court.

Judge Diane Woolard has endeavored to serve on the bench in an ethical and professional manner. She has balanced the demands of justice and the rights of all individuals while trying to ensure a safe community. Judge Woolard will be honored to continue to serve as your Superior Court Judge and the public.

Campaign Website:  
Opponent: Josie Townsend

Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

The Columbian  


Finance report:

Josie Townsend 8/7/2012 $0.00 $0.00
Diane Woolard 8/7/2012 $7,800.08
Personal Funds $4,449.91

Media stories:
    August 8, 2012
The Columbian   Judge Woolard easily defeats Townsend
    July 17, 2012
The Columbian   Former Vancouver prosecutor challenges Woolard for judge
    July 16, 2012
The Columbian   Candidates to be judge make cases
The Columbian   Judge Wulle falls in bar association's poll, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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