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Judith Lynn DeVaul

Judith Lynn DeVaul, publisher. Recipient Lewis County Education Development Center Staff award, 1995.


  • DeVaul, Judith Lynn Daughter of Alvar H. and Louise F. (Conkle) Swanson.

  • Career

    • Owner, public The Guide & Classified, Chehalis, Washington, since 1991, The East County Journal, Morton, since 1987. Publisher, owner The Tenino (Washington) Independent, since 1994. Owner Rochester (Washington) Sun News, since 1994.

      Owner, vice president marketing and sales DeVaul Public Inc., Chehalis, since 1995. Owner, public Business to Business, since 1997. Principal, owner Advocate Printing, since 1999, Advocate Agency, Chehalis, since 2005.

      Owner, producer Chehalis Garlic Fest and Craft Show, since 2008. Former public-in-residence Pacific Lutheran University, Washington State University, Western Wasn. University.


    • Contributor articles to The Washington Newspaper, 1995.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Chairman Lewis County Economic Development Council, 2000. Commissioner Port of Chehalis, since 1998. Trustee Washington Public Ports Association, secretary, 2001, vice president, 2002, president, 2003, Chehalis Foundation, Chehalis Planning Commission, 1996—2004.

    Chair Lewis County Transportation Coalition, since 2004. Board directors Lewis County Economic Development Council, since 1995, Lewis-Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Regional Transportation Planning Organization, since 1998. Secretary Lewis County Public Facilities District, since 2009.

    Member of Washington Newspaper Publications Association (trustee since 2004, chair better newspaper contest), The Lending Network (secretary-treasurer 1996—2004, board directors), National Newspaper Association (past Washington state chair government relations action team), Centralia Rotary (board directors 1996-1997).


    • Married Franklin Day DeVaul Junior, February 28, 1987. Children: Bree, Shanna, Franklin III, Ember.
    • father: Alvar H. Swanson
    • mother: Louise F. (Conkle) Swanson
    • spouse: Franklin Day DeVaul Junior
    • children: Bree DeVaul
    • Shanna DeVaul
    • Franklin III DeVaul
    • Ember DeVaul
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    • 1987
      Morton, Illinois, United States
    • 1991
      Chehalis, Washington, United States
    • 1994
    • 1994
      owner Rochester (Washington) Sun News
    • 1997
    • 1999
    • 2005
      Chehalis, Washington, United States
    • 2008
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