General Election: November 6, 2018

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Sonya Langsdorf


Clark County District Court

Department Four

Legal/Judicial Experience Elected Clark County District Court Judge
in 2010. District Court’s Assistant Presiding Judge; appointed and served as a full-time District Court Commissioner, 2008-2010. Presented on civil litigation at the Washington State Judicial College and the District Court Municipal Judges’ Association.

Other Professional Experience Clark County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for over 13 years: prosecuted criminal cases in District Court, Juvenile Court and Superior Court. Represented Child Support Division handling: paternity establishment, support modification and enforcement.

Education Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law; Bachelor of Science, Microbiology from University of Washington

Community Service City of Vancouver Parks & Recreation; Clark County Food Bank

Statement Judge Sonya Langsdorf is honored to currently preside on the District Court bench. She anticipates building on the last eight years of her judicial career, to continue pursuing improvement in court processes and serving the citizens of Clark County. As an engaged member in our community, she understands the impact of her decisions on the lives of people who appear in court, as well as on the public— she undertakes her responsibility thoughtfully and seriously.

Since graduating from Seattle University School of Law, nearly 25 years ago, Judge Langsdorf has dedicated her career to public service, first as a prosecutor for over 13 years followed by an appointment to commissioner. Now an elected judge, she has garnered a well-deserved reputation for being fair, patient and impartial — and, is known for her work ethic, integrity and thorough knowledge of the law.

A Washington native, Sonya has been married 20 years to Vaughn Langsdorf, a lifelong resident of Clark County, where they are raising two children. Judge Langsdorf has the greatest respect for the legal process and is dedicated to faithfully performing the duties of District Court Judge.

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