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West Electoral District

Judge Position 2

Mark C. Chow

Mark C. Chow

PO BOX 99752

Seattle, WA 98139

(206) 617-2088


Education: Bachelor’s Degree, Whitworth University; Law Degree, Seattle University School of Law.
Occupation: Judge, King County District Court, West Division, Seattle, Position 2

Experienced – Elected to the King County District Court for seven consecutive terms, Judge Mark Chow is the first Asian-American in Washington state to win election to district court. Judge Chow has worked as an attorney in private practice, as legal counsel to the Office of the Mayor of Seattle, and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County. He helped found one of the nation’s first courts to offer an alternative to sitting in jail for those with mental health disorders. King County’s Mental Health Court was a pioneer in reducing the criminalization of the mentally ill as it focused on keeping communities safe.


Dedicated to Our Community – Born in Seattle, Judge Chow was employed at his parent’s restaurant, Ruby Chow’s, where he learned the value of hard work and family. His parents taught him the importance of working hard and serving our community with pride. From those beginnings Judge Chow was instilled with his family’s devotion to a lifetime of public and community service.


Judge Chow has been previously endorsed by over 140 current and former Washington state judges, including eight members of the Washington state Supreme Court, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and recently Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.

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