Judges appointed by Chris Gregoire

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Governor Chris Gregoire

Chris Gregoire is a former Governor of Washington. She was elected in 2004 and served through 2012 before being replaced by Jay Inslee. She was a Democrat. For an extensive profile, visit: Christine Gregoire on Ballotpedia.

Appointment process

In Washington, the governor makes a judicial appointment to fill a vacancy. Following appointment, the new judge must run for the seat in the next general election.

Appointed judges

The tables below list the governor's appointees to the courts across the state. These lists are updated automatically with new appointments.

Supreme Court

NameCourtActivePrevious position
StephensDebra StephensWashington State Supreme Court2008-2021Judge, Washington Court of Appeals
GonzalezSteven GonzalezWashington State Supreme Court2012 - 2018King County Superior Court, Washington

Court of Appeals

NameCourtActivePrevious position
LauLinda LauWashington Court of Appeals2007-2021King County Superior Court Judge
LeachRobert LeachWashington Court of Appeals2008-2021Attorney, Anderson Hunter Law Firm
PenoyarJoel PenoyarWashington Court of Appeals2005-2014Pacific/Wahkiakum Superior Court Judge
KorsmoKevin KorsmoWashington Court of Appeals2008-2021Prosecutor, Spokane County
WorswickLisa WorswickWashington Court of Appeals2010-2021Pierce County Superior Court
SpearmanMichael SpearmanWashington Court of Appeals2010-2017Mediator and Arbitrator
VerellenJames VerellenWashington Court of Appeals2012-2019Mediator, arbitrator, and consultant, Judicial Dispute Resolution, LLC

Superior Court

NameCourtActivePrevious position
CollierScott A. CollierClark Superior Court, Washington2008-PresentCourt commissioner
EvansMichael H. EvansCowlitz Superior Court, Washington1/11/2011-presentJudge, Cowlitz County District Court
LindeBarbara LindeKing County Superior Court, Washington
MelnickRich MelnickWashington Court of Appeals2014-2021Judge, Clark Superior Court
SuttonLisa L. SuttonWashington Court of Appeals2014-2021Judge, Thurston County Superior Court
OishiPatrick OishiKing County Superior Court, Washington2011-present
Lawrence-BerreyRobert Lawrence-BerreyWashington Court of Appeals2014-2021Judge, Yakima County Superior Court
EllisJanice EllisSnohomish County Superior Court, WashingtonProsecutor and Legal Advisor, Tulalip Tribes
DixonJames DixonThurston County Superior Court, Washington2012Attorney in private practice
DixonSteve DixonAdams County Superior Court, Washington2014-2019Judge, Kitsap County Superior Court
DingledyMarybeth DingledySnohomish County Superior Court, Washington2012-Present
OkrentRichard T. OkrentSnohomish County Superior Court, Washington2011-Present

District Court

The governor has not appointed any judges to this level of the courts.

See also

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