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West Electoral District

Judge Position 5

Anne C. Harper

Anne C. Harper

PO Box 17608

Seattle, WA 98127

(206) 549-4236

Education: JD University of Washington School of Law, 1981; BA University of Washington, cum laude,1978
Occupation: King County District Court Judge, Seattle

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of King County as a Judge for 17 years. I would like to tell you about the hard work that the District Court does for the citizens of King County. The judges and staff of the District Court are deeply committed solving problems and improving lives through a high-quality court. We handle a large volume of traffic infractions; criminal cases, such as DUI and Domestic Violence; civil matters to $100,000; small claims and protection orders and name changes. We are the People’s Court.


The Court has responded to funding reductions with innovation and grace. We have created award winning technology, such as a unified call center; electronic court records and electronic filing of court documents. Our new Case Management System will bring the court to everyone through web-based access.


We work to solve problems. Our Re-licensing Court helps people to become licensed. Our Domestic Violence Court responds quickly with expertise and intense monitoring. Our award winning Regional Mental Health Court improves the lives of the mentally ill, increasing stability, reducing recidivism and incarceration of the mentally ill. The Veterans Court serves those who have served us.

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