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Prosecuting Attorney's Office Staff

Steven M. Clem
Steven M. Clem


University of Puget Sound, B.A. Political Science (August 1974)
University of Puget Sound School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude (August 1976)

Bar Membership:

Washington State Bar Association (1977)
     Committee of Law Examiners
          Bar Examination Writer and Grader (1989 - 2013)
United States District Court, Western District of Washington (1977)
United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington (1980)

National and State Associations:

Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (1995 - )
     Board Member (2004-2005)
     Treasurer (2006-2007)
     Secretary (2007-2008)
National District Attorneys Association (1995 - )

State Boards and Commissions:

Washington State Law & Justice Council (2003 - )
Washington State Justice Information Committee (1998-2003)
Washington State Criminal Justice Information Act Committee (1998-2003)
Washington State Integrated Justice Information Board (2003 - 2005)
     Board Co-Chair (2004 - 2005)
Washington Counties Risk Pool (2003 - )
     Board Member (2003 - )
     Executive Committee (2004 - )
          Secretary (2005-2006)
          President (2006-2007)
     Underwriting Committee, Co-Chair (2005 - 2006)
     Finance Committee, Chair (2008)

Mr. Clem served as a Legal Services attorney in Olympia, Washington after graduating from law school.  He moved to the Wenatchee Valley in 1978, where he remained in private law practice until 1994 when he was elected Prosecuting Attorney.

Mr. Clem and his family live in East Wenatchee.  He has been active in youth soccer as a coach and booster, and has been an avid music performer and music arts supporter in the Wenatchee Valley.

Mr. Clem may be contacted at 745-8535 or

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Walter Gordon Edgar
Walter Gordon Edgar


Brigham Young University, B.A., American Studies (April 1987)
Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, J.D., (May 1991)

Bar Membership:

Washington State Bar Association (1991)
United States District Court, Western District of Washington (1992)
United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington (1998)

National and State Associations:

Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (1993 - )
National District Attorneys Association (1999 - )

Boards and Commissions:

Reserve Police Officers Academy, Instructor (Fall 2000 and Fall 2003)
Waterville School District, Board of Directors (1998 - )
Wenatchee Arts Commission (1994 - 1995)
NCW Allied Arts Council (1992 – 1995)
Wenatchee Performing Arts Center, Board of Directors (1994 - 1995)

Mr. Edgar served as an intern for Alaska Legal Services in Kotzebue, Alaska in the summer of 1989. After graduating from law school, Mr. Edgar moved to Wenatchee where he worked in private practice for two years before becoming a deputy prosecutor with the Chelan County Prosecutor’s Office.  Mr. Edgar joined the Douglas County Prosecutor’s office in 1995.

Mr. Edgar is active in coaching youth soccer, basketball, baseball, and football; and is a performer and director with the Mission Creek Players theater group.

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Jason Mercer
Jason Mercer


Northeastern University, B.S., Criminal Justice (May 2002)
Seattle University School of Law, J.D., (May 2010)

Bar Membership:

Washington State Bar Association (2010)

Awards of Merit:

National Criminal Justice Honor Society (2002)

Mr. Mercer brings over 10 years of criminal justice experience to the Prosecutor’s Office.  His prior career involved working within probation services as an officer, counselor and EHM coordinator.  Mr. Mercer gained prosecution experience as a law clerk, intern and attorney within the King County criminal justice system while serving at the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and Auburn City Attorney’s Office before joining Douglas County in 2014.

Mr. Mercer and his family live in the Wenatchee area where they enjoy music and year-round outdoor recreation.

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Jenny Schlaman
Jenny Schlaman

Jenny Schlaman has been employed in the Douglas County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office since 1998.  She served as the Victim-Witness Coordinator until 2008, when she accepted the position of Administrative Legal Assistant. 
Ms. Schlaman graduated from Eastern Washington University with a B.A. in Education.  Ms. Schlaman has completed Harbor View Sexual Assault training and numerous Domestic Violence trainings, and serves as a Child Forensic Interview Specialist.
The Administrative Legal Assistant performs paralegal duties which include adult criminal prosecutions.  The Administrative Legal Assistant also assists the Prosecuting Attorney with budget, payroll and office management.

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Gabriela Sanchez

Gabriela Sanchez is the Victim-Witness Coordinator for the Douglas County Prosecuting Attorney.  Ms. Sanchez received her A.A. degree from Wenatchee Valley College in 2007 and a B.S in Social Services, with a Psychology minor, at Central Washington University in 2009.  Ms. Sanchez has extensive experience in youth services and is English/Spanish language bilingual.

Victim-Witness Coordinator duties include assisting crime victims with processing Crime Victim Compensation applications and restitution requests, keeping victims and witnesses informed regarding prosecution case status, coordinating the testimony of witnesses, and assisting with interviews of child crime victims and witnesses for law enforcement. 


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