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Douglas McQuaid


Washington Supreme Court

Position 2

Douglas McQuaid

Legal/Judicial Experience: Associate/Partner: Aiken, St. Lois & Siljeg, P.S., Seattle, WA (10/74 - 4/94); Sole Practitioner: West Seattle (4/94 - Present); Practiced full-time as general practitioner in most areas of the law in the state of Washington.

Other Professional Experience: Owner/manager of private businesses (1996 - Present).

Education: University of Washington: B.A. in Business Administration - Finance (1967); Willamette University College of Law: Doctor of Jurisprudence (1972).

Community Service: Numerous hours devoted to pro bono legal services; Volunteer in self-help organizations for drug/alcohol addicts (2006 - Present); I belong to numerous community and charitable organizations.

Statement: As a true Washingtonian, I was born, lived and worked my entire life in this state. I interrupted my legal education to serve as a combat infantry soldier in the Vietnam War (1969-1970) and was awarded numerous combat medals. Upon return from the war, I completed my legal education at Willamette and came back to my home in Bellevue and began my legal career. I have 40 years experience practicing in most areas of the law in the state of Washington.

Based on my long and varied legal career, I am the best qualified candidate to hold the position of Supreme Court Justice. I am not an advocate for any individual cause or person. I will be impartial, unbiased, independent to serve all the people of this state equally with dignity and respect. Money, politics and justice don't mix. I will not solicit donations or endorsements from any organization with a special interest as it could appear to corrupt the independence and non-partisanship of the office.

I will be rigorously honest in deciding all cases coming before me and apply the Constitution and laws strictly as written to the facts of each case.

Campaign web site:  
Opponents: Susan Owens, Scott Stafne

Candidate ratings:

Joint Asian

Evaluation Committee
* * Not Qualified
Justice for Washington
Unqualified Qualified Unqualified
King County Bar Association Refused to
Well Qualified Not Qualified
Q-Law: The GLBT
Bar Association of Washington
* Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Seattle Metropolitan
Elections Committee
* Highly
Tacoma-Pierce County
Bar Association
* * Not Qualified
Washington Association
of Prosecuting Attorneys
* * Not Qualified

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The Columbian    
Kitsap Sun    
Seattle Times    
The Stranger    
Tri-City Herald    
Tacoma News Tribune    
Yakima Herald-Republic    


Finance report:

See individual contributors:
Susan Owens

Media stories:
    July 26, 2012
Seattle Times   Primary to determine one State Supreme Court race
Seattle P-I   Hilyer boosted over Sanders in judicial rating
    July 22, 2012
Seattle P-I   Challengers no-shows at Supreme Court forum, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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