Copyright © 2012 by Josephine C. Townsend, Attorney at Law, PLLC. All rights reserved
Judge Edwin Poyfair
5 years judicial experience with the Department of Licensing
Over 3 years as Vancouver City Prosecutor
As City Prosecutor, Successfully wrote a grant and started the
City's Diversion program where first time offenders would be able
to complete probation like conditions and have their charges
dismissed at the end of 24 months
Over 20 years experience as a New York State Trooper
Recipient of expeditionary medal for service in war in Bosnia 1996
Recipient of the Governor's award for service at ground zero 911
Recipient of the 2002 City of Vancouver Leadership award
Instituted a sentencing matrix where every accused person would
be facing the same range of punishments based on a fair and
Wrote legislation which made it unlawful to harm Police animals
Wrote legislation against aggressive panhandling
Wrote legislation enabling police to enforce the state penal code
and not just city ordinances
Running for office is hard. People will come out of the woodwork to either attack you or support you.
You have to develop a very thick skin. Whether it is something nice or something nasty that people
say - just saying it doesn't make it true. I don't know that I will get used to that in the coming months.
What I can say is that I believe in fairness, hard work, and due process. As a judge I will deal with
each case fairly and in accordance with the law. I will maintain a good temperament and I will listen to
the lawyers and the litigants. I will come to court prepared. I will be decisive but fair. If that is what
you want in a judge, I hope you will vote for me in the August primary and in the November election.
Your support is appreciated. If
you are interested in
Townsend for Judge,
checks can be made out to:
Committee to elect Josie
and sent to:
211 E 11th Street, Suite 104,
Vancouver, WA 98660
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In elections for Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals and Superior
Court, contested positions generally appear on the primary ballot.
If a judicial candidate receives more than 50% of the votes in the
primary, that candidate will appear on the November ballot without
The primary will effectively determine the final outcome.
BALLOTS MAILED July 18th, 2012
PRIMARY DAY August 7, 2012