2018 General Election Voters' Guide
Court of Appeals, Division 1, District 1 - Judge Position 4

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Beth M. Andrus

Legal/Judicial Experience: Appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to the Washington Court of Appeals, effective June 1, 2018; King County Superior Court Judge (2010-2018); attorney in private practice (1989-2010); federal law clerk (1988-1989). Judge Andrus has extensive experience in criminal, civil, family law, employment, commercial, and construction cases. 

Other Professional Experience: Mental health worker in private psychiatric hospital while attending college (1981-1985).

Education: B.A., Wayne State University (1985); J.D., University of Minnesota (1988); Masters of Judicial Studies, University of Nevada, Reno (2016).

Community Service: No information submitted

Statement: Judge Andrus was appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire to the King County Superior Court in 2010 following a 21-year career in private practice. In 2018, Gov. Inslee appointed her to a seat on the Court of Appeals. Judge Andrus is respected for her commitment to the rule of law, excellence in judicial decisions, her calm demeanor, intelligence, impartiality, and her work ethic on the bench. In appointing Judge Andrus to the Court of Appeals, Gov. Inslee said,

“Beth has a range of legal experience that will serve the community well. She is known as a problem solver who can find a path forward through even the most complicated challenges.”

Notably, in 2016, Judge Andrus was nominated by President Obama to be a federal judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington; however, her nomination expired without Senate action when President Obama’s term in office ended. Judge Andrus has remained a highly regarded judge in the courts of Washington State and now serves on the Court of Appeals.

Judge Andrus has been endorsed by more than 100 other judges statewide and dozens of attorneys who are familiar with her work.

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