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Appointments to Date

Name Court Appointed Effective Replacingsort ascending News Release
Laura Riquelme Skagit County Superior Court March 1, 2016 March 21, 2016 Judge Susan Cook, retiring 3/2/2016
Sabrina Ahrens Pierce County Superior Court July 3, 2019 September 3, 2019 Judge Sue Serko, retiring 07/03/2019
William Houser Kitsap County Superior Court March 10, 2014 April 1, 2014 Judge Steven Dixon, appointed to Adams County Superior Court 03/10/2014
Thad Scudder Cowlitz County Superior Court May 7, 2020 September 1, 2020 Judge Stephen Warning, retiring 05/07/2020
Rebecca Pennell Court of Appeals, Division III December 31, 2015 January 19, 2016 Judge Stephen Brown, retiring 12/31/15
Anthony D. Hazel Spokane County Superior Court April 11, 2017 May 1, 2017 Judge Salvatore "Sam" Cozza, deceased 4/11/2017
Alex Ekstrom Benton and Franklin Counties Superior Court September 8, 2014 September 19, 2014 Judge Salvador Mendoza, Jr., appointed to US District Court 09/09/2014
Christopher Melly Clallam County Superior Court December 6, 2013 January 2, 2014 Judge S. Brooke Taylor, retiring 12/06/2013
Beth M. Andrus Court of Appeals, Division I May 4, 2018 June 1, 2018 Judge Ronald Cox, retiring 05/04/2018
Gayle M. Harthcock Yakima County Superior Court April 16, 2014 May 1, 2014 Judge Robert Lawrence-Berrey, appointed to Court of Appeals, Division III 04/21/2014
Bernard Veljacic  Clark County Superior Court April 24, 2014 May 12, 2014 Judge Richard Melnick, appointed to Court of Appeals, Division II 04/28/2014
J. Michael Diaz King County Superior Court December 22, 2017 January 22, 2018 Judge Richard McDermott, retiring 12/22/2017
David Freeman Whatcom County Superior Court January 28, 2020 January 28, 2020 Judge Raquel Montoya Lewis, appointed to Supreme Court 01/28/2020
Julia Garratt King County Superior Court July 16, 2013 August 8, 2013 Judge Patricia H. Clark, retiring 07/16/2013
Aimee Sutton King County Superior Court January 30, 2019 February 18, 2019 Judge Monica Benton, Retiring 1/30/2019
John H. Chun Court of Appeals, Division I June 29, 2018 September 1, 2018 Judge Michael Trickey, retiring 06/29/2018
Chad Allred King County Supreme Court May 9, 2014 May 12, 2014 Judge Michael Trickey, appointed to Court of Appeals, Division I 05/09/2014
Lori K. Smith Court of Appeals, Division I June 28, 2018 August 1, 2018 Judge Michael Spearman, retiring 06/28/2018
Laura Riquelme Skagit County Superior Court June 26, 2017 July 10, 2017 Judge Michael Rickert, retiring 6/26/2017
Elisabeth Tutsch Yakima County Superior Court April 1, 2020 May 1, 2020 Judge Michael McCarthy, deceased 04/01/2020

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