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Job Alert: City of Kent looking for Judges

Posted by John Tymczyszyn, Legislative Director | Jul 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

City of Kent Seeks Applicants for Municipal Court Judge Vacancy

Deadline to apply: August 23, 2019


KENT, Wash., July 30, 2019—The City of Kent is seeking qualified applicants for Kent Municipal Court Judge to fill the vacancy that will be created when Judge Glenn Phillips retires later this year. Candidates are not required to live in Kent, but they must reside in King County. State law requires candidates to be U.S. citizens and licensed to practice law in Washington.


Interested applicants should submit the following to by August 23, 2019:


  • Cover letter
  • Résumé
  • Uniform Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire
  • King County Bar Supplemental Questionnaire


Select candidates will be asked to serve as judge pro tem in the Kent Municipal Court prior to final selection. They will also be interviewed by Mayor Dana Ralph, and a panel selected by the Mayor. Upon completion of the evaluation process, Mayor Ralph will appoint a judge to the vacant position through December 31, 2021. To retain the seat, the judge must run for election in November 2021.


The City of Kent gives equal consideration and treatment to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of qualifications and merit, without unlawful discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, families with children, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, religion, age, marital status or military status.


Candidates may contact court administrator Margaret Yetter at 253-856-5735 or [email protected] with questions.


Located between Seattle and Tacoma, Kent is the sixth largest city in Washington and the third largest in King County, serving a diverse population of more than 129,000. Kent drives aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries globally and is home to forward-thinking businesses that offer a wide range of job opportunities. With beautiful parks, trails and open spaces, the Green River and views of Mount Rainier, Kent also has great outdoor recreational options, along with good schools and a wide range of sports and entertainment opportunities. Learn more about Kent at



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John Tymczyszyn, Legislative Director

Attorney John Tymczyszyn is a third generation Washingtonian, Navy Veteran and criminal defense attorney.


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