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King County Local Voters' Pamphlet

November 4, 2014 General And Special Election

District Court, Shoreline Electoral District 
Judge Position No. 1

Douglas J. Smith

Douglas J. Smith

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Accounting, Seattle University; Juris Doctor, University of San Francisco School of Law
Occupation: King County District Court Judge, Shoreline (West) Division


In 1989, I was appointed to the first of three terms as Municipal Judge for the City of Lake Forest Park. In 1990, I was elected Shoreline District Court Judge and re-elected in 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2010.

 As a judge, I promise to continue to serve this community and address the very real issues we face daily: budgetary issues, access to justice, diversity. public safety, and sentencing. I want to make our courts more available to educators, so we can return to the days of outstanding mock trial experiences for students in our area. After assisting mock trial teams, judging regional History Day Competitions and high school Senior Projects, I’ve been made aware and impressed by how far students can extend themselves in law, history, and the arts. We need to continue to provide these opportunities.


I continue to pledge that justice will remain even-handed and that this court will remain local and accountable to our residents. To quote the late Judge Robert A. Wacker, “Justice should always be seeking to better serve the needs of the community while still protecting the rights of the individual.”

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