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Anne Ellington


Washington Court of Appeals

Division One, District One

This race will be decided in the primary election.

Anne Ellington

Judge Ellington received her law degree from UW in 1974, and practiced in Seattle until her election to King County Superior Court in 1984. She was the first woman to be elected Presiding Judge. She was appointed to the Court of Appeals in 1995. She is regarded as a fair, practical, and hardworking judge who is respectful to the parties before her, and has a reputation for integrity, intelligence, legal ability, compassion, and courage.

Judge Ellington believes our courts provide the centerpiece of our democracy and must be independent, accessible and responsive. She is passionate about her work and her efforts to ensure access to the courts and to reduce delay.

Judge Ellington receives excellent ratings (“exceptionally well qualified”) and has been honored three times as Outstanding Judge. She has also been recognized for her judicial leadership and was named Distinguished Alumna by UW law women’s caucus.

She regards the opportunity to serve on the court as a great privilege and responsibility, and is honored to serve this community. Please vote to re-elect her. Thank you.

Endorsements include Governor Christine Gregoire, Chief Justice Gerry Alexander, former Governor John Spellman, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterburg, and the 37th District Democrats.

Official web site:  
Opponent: Robert Kelly
Questionnaire responses: For King County Bar Association
For Municipal League of King County

Candidate ratings:

Joint Asian
Judicial Evaluation Committee
Well Qualified
King County Bar Association Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Not Qualified
Latina/o Bar Association
of Washington
Well Qualified
Loren Miller Bar Association Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Municipal League of King County Outstanding Adequate
GLBT Bar Association of Washington
Well Qualified
Washington Women Lawyers Exceptionally
Well Qualified

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Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

Seattle Times  

Finance report:

Anne Ellington 08/18/2009 $43,3688.31
(Loans $2,500.00)
Robert Kelly 08/18/2009 $1,688.28 $1,563.28, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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