Judges appointed by 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.
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.
The tables below list the governor's appointees to the courts across the state. These lists are updated automatically with new appointments.
|Debra Stephens||Washington State Supreme Court||2008-2021||Judge, Washington Court of Appeals|
|Steven Gonzalez||Washington State Supreme Court||2012 - 2018||King County Superior Court, Washington|
Court of Appeals
|Linda Lau||Washington Court of Appeals||2007-2021||King County Superior Court Judge|
|Robert Leach||Washington Court of Appeals||2008-2021||Attorney, Anderson Hunter Law Firm|
|Joel Penoyar||Washington Court of Appeals||2005-2014||Pacific/Wahkiakum Superior Court Judge|
|Kevin Korsmo||Washington Court of Appeals||2008-2021||Prosecutor, Spokane County|
|Lisa Worswick||Washington Court of Appeals||2010-2021||Pierce County Superior Court|
|Michael Spearman||Washington Court of Appeals||2010-2017||Mediator and Arbitrator|
|James Verellen||Washington Court of Appeals||2012-2019||Mediator, arbitrator, and consultant, Judicial Dispute Resolution, LLC|
|Michael H. Evans||Cowlitz Superior Court, Washington||1/11/2011-present||Judge, Cowlitz County District Court|
|Barbara Linde||King County Superior Court, Washington|
|Rich Melnick||Washington Court of Appeals||2014-2021||Judge, Clark Superior Court|
|Lisa L. Sutton||Washington Court of Appeals||2014-2021||Judge, Thurston County Superior Court|
|Patrick Oishi||King County Superior Court, Washington||2011-present|
|Robert Lawrence-Berrey||Washington Court of Appeals||2014-2021||Judge, Yakima County Superior Court|
|Janice Ellis||Snohomish County Superior Court, Washington||Prosecutor and Legal Advisor, Tulalip Tribes|
|James Dixon||Thurston County Superior Court, Washington||2012||Attorney in private practice|
|Steve Dixon||Adams County Superior Court, Washington||2014-2019||Judge, Kitsap County Superior Court|
|Marybeth Dingledy||Snohomish County Superior Court, Washington||2012-Present|
|Richard T. Okrent||Snohomish County Superior Court, Washington||2011-Present|
The governor has not appointed any judges to this level of the courts.