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Earl R
Woods Jr
Nonpartisan

Occupation: Retired Attorney

Occupational Background: Prosecutor - Private Legal Practice - Fireman - Deputy Sheriff

Educational Background: Juris Doctor - University of Oregon - Bachelor of Arts in Economics-University of Washington - AA Degree - Fire Science - Southwestern Oregon Community College.

Prior Governmental Experience: Prosecutor for the Lane County District Attorney's Office - Prosecutor for the Coos County District Attorney's Office - Prosecutor for the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office - Prosecutor for the Curry County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutor for the Umatilla District Attorney's Office - Elected District Attorney for Coos and Morrow Counties. Deputy Sheriff Lane County.

Optional Information: Partner in the legal firm of Engelgau, Woods and Palmer - Partner in the legal firm of Woods, Doherty and Ballard - Partner in the legal firm of Ackley, Kelsey and Woods. Volunteer firefighter, Coquille and Ione. Morrow County Medical board. Born and raised in eastern Oregon. Married to Cheryll with two grown children, Allison and Pat who are both in the United States Army.

Military: Decorated Army combat veteran of Viet Nam, Desert Storm and Bosnia.. Enlisted service for eight years rising to the rank of Staff Sgt. Officer service for 18 years rising to the rank of full Colonel in the Oregon National Guard.

Prosecuted, defended or represented civil clients in over 400 jury trials - including 14 murder cases in a legal career extending 35 years.

"Earl R. Woods worked for me. He is a highly skilled and professional attorney, and is a great candidate for the position of Justice of the Peace in Morrow County. I highly recommend him."
Dean Gushwa - District Attorney for Umatilla County

"I have known and worked with Earl R. Woods Jr. for 35 years. We can trust him to be a fair and firm Justice of the Peace and to work tirelessly for the people of Morrow County."
Roy Drago - Former Sheriff for Morrow County

(This information furnished by Earl R. Woods Jr.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722