Marcine Anderson appointed new Shoreline District Court Judge

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Metropolitan King County Council appointed Marcine Anderson to serve as a King County District Court judge in Shoreline at its February 22 meeting. Anderson will fill a new position authorized by the Council last year to address increasing District Court caseloads.

Before her appointment to the bench, Anderson has been serving as a King County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. A graduate of Suffolk University Law School, Anderson has been a practicing attorney for 22 years and is a resident of Shoreline.

“I am confident Ms. Anderson will serve the residents of North King County well,” said Council Chair Bob Ferguson, Shoreline’s representative on the Council. “The addition of Ms. Anderson as a judge in Shoreline will improve access to the court for individuals involved in civil and criminal cases.”
“I am excited to be a part of the district court at this very critical time of diminishing resources and great need for a court system that is fair and impartial,” said Anderson. “I look forward to serving the people of King County.”
The Shoreline District Court serves North King County residents and handles over 21,000 cases a year including traffic infractions, certain civil matters, and misdemeanor criminal offenses. The University of Washington Police and the Washington State Patrol also file cases with Shoreline District Court. Anderson will serve with Doug Smith as the two judges for Shoreline District Court.

Anderson’s appointment is effective until certification of the next general election in November. King County District Court judges are elected from local districts to a four-year term. The Shoreline District Court electoral district consists of the cities of Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, and Kenmore.

There are 23 King County District Court judges. Under state law, the County Council is responsible for making appointments to fill judicial vacancies.

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