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.
Court of Appeals
|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-Present||Judge, Clark Superior Court|
|Lisa L. Sutton||Washington Court of Appeals||2014-Present||Judge, Thurston County Superior Court|
|Patrick Oishi||King County Superior Court, Washington||2011-present|
|Robert Lawrence-Berrey||Washington Court of Appeals||2014-Present||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-Present||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 yet appointed any judges to this level of the courts. If you have any questions, please contact: User:Matticus.|