City: Olympia, WA
Occupation: Supreme Court justice
Education: Earned bachelor’s from the University of Washington and law degree from Gonzaga University.
Experience: Member of the state Supreme Court since 1992, chief justice since 2009. Seattle Municipal Court Judge from 1988-92. Also has worked as an attorney in the Seattle City Attorney’s office and Snohomish Public Defender’s Office.
Family: Married, four children
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