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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.   Having previously served as a Judge Pro Tem for five years, Judge Klinge is known 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 District Court Probation Committee, Bellevue Probation Advisory Committee, and the District and Municipal Court Judges Association Diversity Committee.


Covid-19 has brought unprecedented challenges. 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 or Well Qualified by the King County Bar Association and four local bar associations. She is endorsed by every KCDC judge. She has lived on the Eastside since 1996, and is President of the Board of Directors of Village Theatre in Issaquah.

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