Island County Superior Court
This candidate will appear on the ballot without opposition.
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,
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,
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.
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