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Vickie Churchill


Island County Superior Court

Position Two

This race will be decided in the Primary Election.

Vickie ChurchillCurrent Occupation/Employer: Judge, Island County Superior Court.

Legal/Judicial Experience: Elected in 1996, Vickie Churchill has served as Superior Court Judge for Island County since 1997. Prior to that, she was an attorney for 10 years in Oak Harbor.

Significant Career Experience: President, Superior Court Judges' Association for Washington, 2007; Co-Chair of Board of Judicial Administration for Washington.

Education: University of Missouri, BJ 1969, cum laude; Seattle University School of Law, JD 1986, cum laude; Tausend Moot Court winner and third runner-up for Regional Moot Court for Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana.

Family: Married since 1983 to George Churchill. Four children, Laurie Miller, Kristie Keeney, Lisa Blinn and Michelle Long.

CANDIDATE STATEMENT: Judge Churchill has served with honor and distinction as Island County Superior Court since 1997. She was instrumental in making significant improvements to Superior Court: Juvenile Detention Center; drug courts for juveniles, adults, and families; court facilitator program for indigent civil litigants; Community Accountability Boards; Teen Courts; mandatory parenting classes and mediation in family law cases.

Because of her involvement in statewide organizations, she helped pass the Family & Juvenile Court Improvement law, effective in 2008. She was successful in getting additional state funds for the Island County CASA program. Through her efforts with the state Justice in Jeopardy Initiative, the state began paying part of district court salaries, thus returning money to Island County.

Judge Churchill strives for excellence in her personal and professional life. She decides cases fairly, holds offenders accountable, and is highly respected as a judge. She has never wavered in her goals for Island County Superior Court: fair and effective administration of justice in all civil and criminal cases; respect for the dignity, equality and human rights of all persons; improvements to indigent civil litigantsí access to the courts; commitment to effective court management; and appropriate staffing and support.

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Opponent: Craig Platt
Media stories:
    August 2, 2008
Whidbey News Times   Two vie for Island County judge position
    August 1, 2008
Whidbey Examiner   Judicial race to be decided in primary
    June 11, 2008
Whidbey News Times   Platt seeks to unseat Judge Churchill
    June 9, 2008
South Whidbey Record   Coupeville attorney who challenged DUI tests seeks seat on the bench, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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