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King County Local Voters' Pamphlet

November 4, 2014 General And Special Election

District Court, West Electoral District 
Judge Position No. 4

Eileen A. Kato

Eileen A. Kato

Education: Bachelor and MBA, San Jose State University; J.D., University of Santa Clara School of Law
Occupation: Judge, King County District Court - Seattle


Eileen Kato was appointed to the King County District Court in June, 1994.  She is an active participant in state, national, and international judicial and legal organizations.  She has served on the Washington State Board for Judicial Administration, President of the District & Municipal Court Judges' Association, Faculty of the National Judicial College, Chair of the ABA Judicial Division Conference of Specialized Court Judges, Board Member of the National Center for State Courts and Justice at Stake, Judicial Council President for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and Deputy Treasurer of the International Organization for Judicial Training.  She continues to be active in our community as a board member, volunteer, and frequent speaker to youth, community, and bar associations.


"It has been an honor and privilege to serve as a King County District Court Judge for over twenty years. My concern and commitment as a judge in our community is to ensure fair and equal access to justice by providing every person entering the courtroom with courtesy, respect, and dignity, without regard to race, gender, economic status, or disability.  It is my commitment as a judge in our community to ensure that fairness and justice prevail in every case."

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