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Northeast Electoral District

Judge Position No. 5

Jill Klinge

Jill Klinge

PO BOX 20655


(971) 217-7922

Education: JD, University of California, Davis, 1991; BS, University of California, Davis, 1988
Occupation: Judge, King County District Court

The King County Council unanimously appointed Judge Klinge to the King County District Court in July, 2019.   Currently serving in the Bellevue courthouse, Judge Klinge has earned a reputation for her balanced sense of justice, knowledge of the law, common sense, and compassion.

 Judge Klinge has worked to transform Redmond Youth Court into Eastside Youth Traffic Court, collaborating with various schools and cities to extend this opportunity to youth throughout the Eastside. She is a member of the King County District Court Budget Committee, and Bellevue Probation Advisory Committee. 

 Covid-19 has brought unprecedented challenges to the court and the criminal justice system. KCDC employees have worked tirelessly to provide essential services in a safe, responsible manner. This has included implementing new technologies and creative workplace solutions that keep employees and court users safe. Judge Klinge has been honored and inspired to work with such a dedicated team.

 Judge Klinge has been rated as Exceptionally Well Qualified by the King County Bar Association. She has lived on the Eastside since 1996, and her three children attended Bellevue public schools.  She is President of the Board of Directors of Village Theatre in Issaquah.

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