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Alan Hancock


Island County Superior Court

Department 1

This candidate will appear on the ballot without opposition.

Alan HancockLegal/Judicial Experience: Superior Court Judge, Island and San Juan Counties, 1989-07, Island County, 2008-present. Attorney in private practice, Oak Harbor, Washington, 1985-88. Island County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 1976-84.

Other Professional Experience: No information submitted

Education: Juris Doctor degree, University of Washington School of Law, 1976. B.A., magna cum laude, Western Washington University, 1973.

Community Service: Chair, Washington Supreme Courtís Ethics Advisory Committee. Two terms on Board of Trustees of Superior Court Judgesí Association. Coupeville United Methodist Church, Navy League of the United States, Central Whidbey Lions Club, Island County Historical Society, San Juan Historical Society, Kenmore & District Pipe Band.

Statement: Judge Alan Hancockís distinguished service on the bench is exemplified by his Outstanding Judge Award from the Washington State Bar Association for his commitment to fairness and excellence, and his 20-year Judicial Service Award from the Washington State Association for Justice in appreciation of his diligent service and his commitment to the justice system in the State of Washington.

With his judicial colleagues, Judge Hancock has implemented many programs, such as CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in dependency cases, therapeutic drug courts, family law mediation, parenting seminars, telephonic court appearances, and a courthouse facilitator program, to provide for an efficient judicial system and access to justice for all citizens.

In addition to his judicial duties, Judge Hancock has served on numerous boards, committees, and task forces to improve the quality of justice in Washington State. He recently co-chaired the Washington Supreme Courtís Code of Judicial Conduct Task Force, which resulted in the passage of an improved judicial conduct code.

Judge Hancock and his wife of 37 years, Elizabeth, live on the family farm near Coupeville. They have two grown children, Benjamin Hancock, a certified public accountant, and Emily Hancock, an attorney.

Email:, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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