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Donald Eaton


San Juan County Superior Court

Position One

David Eaton

Legal/Judicial Experience: Currently San Juan County Superior Court Judge. 26 years as San Juan County Superior Court Commissioner. Admitted to Washington Bar in 1979; 31 years private practice in San Juan County;

Education: University of Vermont, BA in 1964; Boston College Law School, JD in 1967; Commissioned Officer in United States Army, 1968-1971.

Community Service: Board of Directors for The Whale Museum for 20 years; pro bono legal services for The Whale Museum and Spring Street International School; Volunteer with the 4-H Program, Little League Baseball, Friday Harbor High School Sailing Program, Friday Harbor Ski School Program, and LOGOS Youth Program.

Statement: Having lived and practiced law in San Juan County for 31 years, I know the people, the issues, and the values that make up this unique community. As San Juan County's only Superior Court Commissioner for 26 years, and now as its only Superior Court Judge, I have gained the experience and knowledge necessary to continue serving with distinction as your elected Judge.

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Media stories:
    June 1, 2010
San Juan Journal   Eaton seeks election to San Juan County Superior Court
    April 1, 2010
San Juan Journal   Public ceremony will be held later for Superior Court Judge Donald Eaton
    March 19, 2010
San Juan Journal   Eaton takes oath of office as San Juan Superior Court judge
    March 2, 2010
Seattle P-I   Gov. Gregoire appoints Eaton San Juan County Superior Court judge, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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