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Washington Supreme Court Names State Court AdministratorDecember 28, 2006
The Washington Supreme Court has unanimously appointed Acting State Court Administrator N.A. “Butch” Stussy to the permanent position of State Court Administrator, effective immediately.
As State Court Administrator, Stussy will head the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) an agency created by the Legislature in 1957 to provide professional and technical support to the state’s 255 courts. The agency operates under the direction and supervision of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
“The Supreme Court has great confidence in Butch’s leadership qualities and we are delighted that he has accepted this appointment,” said Chief Justice Gerry Alexander of the announcement. “Butch comes to the job with an impressive 30-year career in public service, and we look forward to working with him to further the cause of justice in
In addition to his tenure as a division director for the AOC for eight years, he held senior management and staff positions in the Department of Information Services, Office of Financial Management, State Library, State Lottery, Department of Social and Health Services and the Washington State Patrol. Stussy obtained his Masters Degree in Social Sciences from
The AOC is responsible for the execution of administrative policies and rules in
The administrator’s staff also manages the state’s Judicial Information System (JIS) and prepares and submits budget and accounting estimates relating to state appropriations for the judicial system. For further information regarding the operations of the Washington Supreme Court or the AOC, please visit www.courts.wa.gov.
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