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Jill Johanson


Washington Court of Appeals

Division II, District Three

This contest will be decided in the Primary.

Jill Johanson

Legal/Judicial Experience: For eight years I have diligently served as Superior Court Judge. I am Presiding Judge with administrative duties, and past Presiding Juvenile Judge. I was a prosecutor for eleven of my fifteen years as an attorney.

Other Professional Experience: National and State Judicial Colleges, National Bureau of Justice Family Treatment Training, Washington Association of Drug Courts President, Vice President, and current Treasurer.

Education: W.S.U. (BA, 1981); Willamette (JD, 1985) American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence.

Community Service: Reasonable Efforts Symposium Chair, local National Adoption Day Chair, Presenter for Lower Columbia Leadership Academy and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Mock Trial and Ethnic Support Council volunteer.

Statement: I am committed to maintaining the integrity of the judiciary, to improving access to the courts and to implementing case management and other court administration "best practices". Over eight years as Superior Court Judge I demonstrated my dedication to fairness and justice, and a commitment to our community's families.

I worked for increased legal representation for parents and children, improved courthouse security and greater access to treatment and other services. I earned an "Excellence in Service Award" for my work with Drug Courts, and a Cowlitz County Chapter, American Association of University Women's Award "Celebrating Women: Leadership , Service and Inspiration".

I am a member of the Superior Court Judges Association (SCJA) and National Association of Women Judges. I serve as the SCJA representative to the Washington Interstate Compact for Juveniles.

I am endorsed by Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Trial Judges from each county in the judicial district. Please go to for details. I will continue to use my high energy, organizational skills, and common sense to serve all our citizens. I pledge to uphold the dignity of the office, and to treat everyone with respect and fairness regardless of race, religion or gender.

Official web site:  
Opponent: Joe Daggy
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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