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State Judges’ Association Marks a Milestone: Judges of Color elected as President and President-ElectJune 18, 2004
King County District Court Judge Eileen Kato has been elected president of the Washington State District and Municipal Court Judges’ Association (DMCJA), becoming the first judge of color to head the organization.
Chelan County District Court Judge Alicia Nakata was also chosen as president-elect of the DMCJA. Nakata joined the bench in 1995, and is a graduate of the
The DMCJA president and board of governors represent the more than 200 judges of
“One of the greatest rewards of participating in the DMCJA is the opportunity of working with dedicated, interesting individuals from diverse ba
Judge Kato said she will focus her efforts on an ambitious court funding reform effort now underway in
Kato has served as a King County District Court judge since 1994. She graduated in 1977 with an MBA from
Judge Kato serves on the American Bar Association’s Justice Kennedy Commission on Sentencing, and as immediate past chair of the
CONTACT: King County District Court Judge Eileen Kato, (206) 205-9200; Chelan County District Court Judge Alicia Nakata, (509) 667-6600.
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