Alumni win election to numerous judicial positions

November 19, 2014

Seattle University School of Law alumni serve their communities in many ways, including as judges and lawmakers throughout the state and country.

In the most recent general election, countless graduates were on the ballot for judicial positions. In King County alone, 19 of the 38 judicial candidates were SU Law graduates, and 17 were victorious. Several alumni won election in other races, including State Supreme Court Justice Charles Johnson '76, Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist '95, Clark County Superior Court Judge  Bernard Veljacic '98, and Anthony Howard '01 in Snohomish County District Court.

They join many alumni already serving on the bench and in other elected offices in the state and across the country.

Alaska remains the only state with a governor who graduated from Seattle University School of Law. Bill Walker '83 won a close race, defeating fellow alum Sean Parnell '87, who has been governor since July 2009.

"I congratulate those who campaigned and want to express how proud we are of our many graduates who use their law degrees working for justice as members of the bench," said Dean Annette E. Clark '89. "This is just one way our alumni are leaders in the profession and their communities."