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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Seattle's Loss is King County's Gain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
5/19/2010  9:00:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Kimberly Mills  (206) 684-8602


Seattle City Attorney Peter S. Holmes joins area elected officials and judges in applauding Gov. Chris Gregoire’s appointment of Judge Jean Rietschel to the King County Superior Court. “We all will miss the wisdom, dedication and energy that Judge Rietschel provided at Seattle Municipal Court,” Holmes said.

Reitschel joined the Seattle court in 1996, quickly assuming leadership roles, including a stint as presiding judge from 2000 to 2003. Her judgeship in King County begins June 1, just one week before the week-long filing period opens for Seattle Municipal Court.

This year seven Municipal Court judgeships are at stake, as the Seattle City Council reduced the court by one position effective in 2011. The terms are for four years and are nonpartisan.

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