Legal/Judicial Experience: Elected South District Court Judge 1988; Municipal Court Judge; Superior Court Commissioner. Appeared as a lawyer in the Washington State Court of Appeals, Washington State Supreme Court. Deputy Prosecutor; Public defender.
Other Professional Experience: Member Washington and California State Bar; served on Long Range Planning Committee for DMCJA past 12 years. Private practice with Estes, Damis, and Felnagle, Tacoma; Private practice, Long Beach, WA.
Education: Graduate Southern Oregon College, 1972; Law degree from University of Puget Sound Law School, 1975
Community Service: Active community member; organizer of youth sports and Ilwaco High School Sports Boosters. Volunteer Judge YMCA high school trial competition, Olympia.
Statement: Doug Goelz has lived in Pacific County since 1980. Along with the above judicial experience he also serves as Pacific County Superior Court Constitutional Pro Tem. He has extensive and well-rounded experience in the judicial arena which makes him the best prepared candidate to serve as your next Superior Court Judge for Pacific and Wahkiakum County.
Doug has been married for over 35 years to his wife, Mary. His daughter, Darcey, is an attorney in Seattle and his son, Joseph, is an engineer in San Diego.
He was elected by his peers to the Board of a Statewide Judge's Association. While serving on this board he has given a voice to the rural cities and counties throughout the State.
Doug's message to the people of Pacific and Wahkiakum counties: “I have been blessed to be happily married, to have two amazing children, and to live in a beautiful part of our State. I have been privileged to be elected by the people of Pacific County to be their Judge for the past 28 years. I believe in the judicial system and would be honored to be your Superior Court Judge. I would appreciate your vote. Thank you.”