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Joe Daggy


Washington Court of Appeals

Division II, District Three

This contest will be decided in the Primary.

Joe Daggy

Legal/Judicial Experience: For over 30 years Joe Daggy has been a successful attorney arguing hundreds of cases before trial and appellate courts.

Education: Graduate of Kelso High School, the University of Washington, received J.D. from Willamette University.

Community Service: Past President of the Cowlitz/Wahkiakum Bar Association and Kelso Rotary, and past District Commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America. He is a former board member of the Lower Columbia Contractors Association and the Humane Society. Joe and his wife Sharon live in Kelso, they have a grown son, Adam. Joe is a nationally recognized author and a member of the Lions, Elks and Masons.

Statement: More experience, broader experience, appeals experience. Joe Daggy is the better qualified candidate to serve on our state's Court of Appeals. He has years more legal experience than his opponent which includes work on more diverse areas of the law - in short he is better able to serve on the Court of Appeals because he understands more of the issues that will come before the court.

Daggy has argued in the Superior Courts of Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Wahkiakum, Pacific and Skamania Counties. He also appeared before the Washington State Court of Appeals and federal courts.

A belief in judicial restraint. Too often judges set aside the law in favor of their personal beliefs. Joe Daggy is committed to judicial restraint and will not legislate from the bench. Joe has worked to defend our basic civil liberties, protecting the rights of workers, landowners and small business people through his 30 year legal career. We can trust that he will continue this commitment to our rights when we elect him to the Court of Appeals.

Joe is endorsed by leaders from both political parties, including by Republican former Attorney General and U.S. Senator Slade Gorton and Democrat Longview Mayor Kurt Anagnostou.

Official web site:  
Opponent: Jill Johanson
Candidate ratings:

Bar Association
(Member Preference Poll)
14 votes 34 votes
Washington Association
of County Prosecutors
* Qualified

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Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

Longview Daily News  
Vancouver Columbian  

Finance report:

(Click a dollar figure for detailed information.)

Joe Daggy 8/17/2010 $7,280.00
Loans $7,030.00
Jill Johanson 8/17/2010 $11,608.01
Personal Funds $5,300.00
Loans $4,700.00

Media stories:
    August 3, 2010
Vancouver Columbian   Judicial candidates discuss bench philosophies at forum
    July 26, 2010
Daily News
  Johanson, Little favored in Bar Association electoral poll
    July 16, 2010
Daily News
  Appeals court candidates speak at Kelso Rotary luncheon
    July 11, 2010
Daily News
  Candidate Profiles: Court of Appeals
Daily News
  Judge Who?
    June 17, 2010
Daily News
  Court of Appeals Judge Bridgewater in serious condition following heart attack
    June 12, 2010
Daily News
  Illness prevents Bridgewater from seeking Court of Appeals re-election; Johanson, Daggy seek post, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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