Chad Sleight

Chad Sleight

Posted: March 17, 2017

A man who was born and raised in Camas has been sworn in as a Clark County District Court Judge.

Chad Sleight, a 1996 graduate of Camas High School, has served as a pro tem judge in District Court for four years. He has practiced primarily criminal law since 2002.

Sleight was elected president of the 472-member Clark County Bar Association last year.

He was appointed in February, by the Board of Clark County Councilors, to the District Court bench. Other candidates included Washougal City Councilman Brent Boger.

The Court’s Position 2 became vacant March 1, when Judge James Swanger retired. He served 16 years on the District Court bench. He was previously a District Court commissioner, a judge pro-tem in Clark County Superior Court and Battle Ground Municipal Court, a deputy prosecuting attorney and an attorney in private practice.

Sleight will have to run for election in November 2018, in order to potentially keep the seat.

At CHS, he was a varsity letterman in football, basketball and track for three years.

Sleight’s father, Jerry, and grandfather, Harold, worked at the paper mill in Camas and Pendleton Woolen Mill in Washougal. His mother, Eunice, worked for certified public accountant Gary Douglass in Camas.

Read the full story in the Post-Record.