Judge Stauffer seeks re-election

Janet Stauffer


Janet Stauffer



Judge Janet Stauffer has filed for re-election to her position as circuit court judge of the Seventh Judicial District. The judicial district encompasses Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler Counties.

All district judges expressed support for Stauffer, including presiding Judge John Olson, Judge Karen Ostrye of Hood River, and Judge John Wolf of Wasco County. In addition, senior judges Paul Crowley, Donald Hull, John Kelly and Bernard Smith and retired judge James Donnell have pledged support of Stauffer in her re-election bid.

“Judge Stauffer brings experience, integrity, and compassion to the Seventh Judicial District,” said Olson. “Her contributions are invaluable.”

Judge Stauffer is supported in her bid for a new six-year term by district attorneys Wade McLeod of Sherman County, Marion Weatherford of Gilliam County, Daniel Ousley of Wheeler County and Eric Nisley of Wasco County, as well as several local law firms.

Stauffer was elected to the bench in May 2010. She was the first woman to serve as circuit court judge in the district. Since then, she has presided over circuit court matters including civil, probate, family law, small claims, drug court and criminal cases in all five counties.

The bulk of Judge Stauffer’s work involves criminal and juvenile matters in Wasco County. Like the other judges in the Gorge, she travels to Sherman, Wheeler and Gilliam Counties and covers matters in Hood River County as needed.

Judge Stauffer is married to Jim Woods (class of 1969 The Dalles High School). They have three grown children: Ellen, Hunter and Jackson.

All district judges expressed support for Stauffer, including presiding Judge John Olson, Judge Karen Ostrye of Hood River, and Judge John Wolf of Wasco County. In addition, senior judges Paul Crowley, Donald Hull, John Kelly and Bernard Smith and retired judge James Donnell have pledged support of Stauffer in her re-election bid.

“Judge Stauffer brings experience, integrity, and compassion to the Seventh Judicial District,” said Olson. “Her contributions are invaluable.”

Judge Stauffer is supported in her bid for a new six-year term by district attorneys Wade McLeod of Sherman County, Marion Weatherford of Gilliam County, Daniel Ousley of Wheeler County and Eric Nisley of Wasco County, as well as several local law firms.

Stauffer was elected to the bench in May 2010. She was the first woman to serve as circuit court judge in the district. Since then, she has presided over circuit court matters including civil, probate, family law, small claims, drug court and criminal cases in all five counties.

The bulk of Judge Stauffer’s work involves criminal and juvenile matters in Wasco County. Like the other judges in the Gorge, she travels to Sherman, Wheeler and Gilliam Counties and covers matters in Hood River County as needed.

Judge Stauffer is married to Jim Woods (class of 1969 The Dalles High School). They have three grown children: Ellen, Hunter and Jackson.



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