Island County Superior Court
This candidate will appear on the ballot without opposition.
Experience: Elected in 1996, Vickie Churchill has served as
Superior Court Judge for Island County since 1997.
Other Professional Experience: 2010 Washington State
Bar Association's "Outstanding Judge" Award; President, Superior Court
Judges' Association for Washington, 2007; Co-Chair of Board of Judicial
Administration for Washington, 2008; current co-chair of SCJA's
legislative committee; current member of Supreme Court's Gender &
Education: University of Missouri, BJ 1969, cum
laude; Seattle University School of Law, JD 1986, cum laude.
Community Service: No information submitted
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 been consistent for 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
litigants' access to the courts; commitment to effective court
management; and appropriate staffing and support.
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