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Jill Johanson


Cowlitz County Superior Court

Position Three

This candidate will appear on the ballot without opposition.

Jill Johanson

Current Occupation/Employer: Cowlitz County Superior Court Judge, Position 3.

Education: Graduated from Willamette Law School, 1985, and Washington State University in 1981. Judicial Education: Washington State Judicial College, 2003; National Judicial College, 2004; National Bureau of Justice Family Dependency Treatment Court Training, 2005; National Assoc. of Drug Court Professionals, 2004, 2006, 2008; Washington State Association of Drug Court Professionals, 2004-2007; Superior Court Spring and/or Fall Conferences, 2002-2007; Reasonable Efforts Symposium, 2006-2008; Pacific Rim Methamphetamine Summit, 2006.

Legal/Judicial Experience: Superior Court Judge since 2002. Attorney since 1985.

Family: Married to Patrick Kubin, four wonderful children.

Candidate Statement: In 2002, I began serving as a Cowlitz County Superior Court Judge. I remain committed to maintaining the integrity of the judiciary, to improving security and access to the courts and implementing best practices for case management and court administration. I have demonstrated a commitment to our community’s families and children by advocating for longer judicial rotations in juvenile court, increased legal representation for parents and children, increased juvenile courthouse security, and greater access to treatment and other services. I would like to continue to use my high energy, organizational skills, and judicial discretion in service to the citizens of Cowlitz County.

I have attended National and State Judicial College, numerous National and State Drug Court Trainings, and specific juvenile and family law training. I began my legal career in 1985 after graduating from Willamette Law School. In 1988 I served as the Longview Assistant City Attorney; in 1990 I joined Cowlitz County’s Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, where I remained until 2000.

I have been married for over 20 years, and we have four active teen-aged children. I like to snowmobile, travel, read and occasionally skydive.


Because only one candidate filed for this Superior Court position, the candidate will appear on both the August 19 primary ballot and the November 4 general election ballot unopposed., P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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