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Southwest Electoral District

Judge Position No. 3

Laurel Gibson

Laurel Gibson

PO BOX 27113


Education: Education: B.A., University of Washington – 1990; J.D., Seattle University – 1996
Occupation: King County District Court Judge

Judge Gibson was first appointed to the bench by the King County Council in 2016.  She was elected to retain her seat that same year and re-elected in 2018.  Judge Gibson is mindful of both individual rights and public safety. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Judge Gibson spent years advocating for developmentally disabled adults and children  balancing individual needs against limited public resources. She continues to look for cost effective and efficient ways to operate our courts, while improving accessibility to court process and services. She has served on several committees focused on improving fairness in the judicial process, considering equity in court policy-making, and adherence to the law.  Judge Gibson believes the courts must remain accessible at all times and worked to ensure that the District Court remained open during the Covid Pandemic.

As a South King County native, Judge Gibson understands the issues facing the working poor.  She also recognizes the concerns about crime and the impact it has on our community.  She will continue to work hard to make the District Court an integral part of our community.



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