State of Washington Governor Inslee statement on retirement of Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst

Olympia, WA (STL.News) – Washington State Governor Jay Inslee released a statement today following the announcement that Washington State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst intends to retire in January.

“I thank Chief Justice Fairhurst for her commitment to serving justice for all Washingtonians.  She has led on access to justice for low-income individuals and families, enhancing opportunities for women and minorities in the legal profession and working to increase public legal education for children and youth.

“Mary’s remarkable leadership and tireless community engagement will continue to have a positive impact on our state long after she’s left the bench.  I wish her the very best in a well-deserved retirement.”