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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, November 4, 2010
Marti Maxwell, Superior Court Administrator, 360-786-5560

Thurston County Superior Court Welcomes New Judge

OLYMPIA - The Thurston County Superior Court Judges are pleased to welcome Lisa Sutton as Governor Christine Gregoire's appointee to fill the vacancy on the Court created by the retirement of Judge Richard Hicks on September 30, 2010. Lisa Sutton is Senior Counsel for the Washington State Attorney General's Office having spent 24 years serving as a public sector attorney in several divisions. She has represented numerous state agencies in a wide variety of civil actions in state and federal courts throughout Washington. She is very active as a volunteer in the community and also has served on numerous committees of the Washington State Bar Association.

This appointment is historic for Thurston County's Superior Court, being the first time the majority of judges will be women. All considered applicants for this position were women. Retired Judge Carol Fuller was the first woman judge to serve in Thurston County, appointed by Governor Dixie Lee Ray in 1979 to the joint judicial district of Thurston and Mason counties.

The other Judges serving Thurston County Superior Court are-
  • Judge Paula Casey
  • Judge Thomas McPhee
  • Judge Christine A. Pomeroy
  • Judge Gary R. Tabor
  • Judge Chris Wickham
  • Judge Anne Hirsch
  • Judge Carol Murphy



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3