Legal/Judicial Experience: Elected in 1996, Vickie Churchill has served as Superior Court Judge for Island County since 1997. Married 1983 to George Churchill. Four children, Laurie Miller, Kristie Keeney, Lisa Blinn and Michelle Long.
Other Professional Experience: Named 2010 Washington State Bar Association's "Outstanding Judge," along with two other judges, served as President, Superior Court Judges' Association, 2007; co-chair of Board of Judicial Administration, 2008; co-chair of SCJA's legislative committee, past member of Supreme Court's Gender & Justice and Minority & Justice commissions.
Education: Education: University of Missouri, BJ 1969, cum laude; Seattle University School of Law, JD 1986, cum laude.
Community Service: No information submitted
Statement: Judge Churchill has served with honor and distinction as Island County Superior Court judge since 1997. She was instrumental in making significant improvements to Superior Court: Juvenile Detention Center; drug courts for juveniles, adults, and families; court facilitator program for indigent civil litigants; Community Accountability Boards; Teen Courts; mandatory parenting classes and mediation in family law cases.
Because of her involvement in statewide organizations, she helped pass the Family & Juvenile Court Improvement law, effective in 2008. She was successful in getting additional state funds for the Island County CASA program. Through her efforts with the state Justice in Jeopardy Initiative, the state began paying part of district court salaries, thus returning money to Island County.
Judge Churchill strives for excellence in her personal and professional life. She decides cases fairly, holds offenders accountable, and is highly respected as a judge. She has been consistent with her goals for Island County Superior Court: fair and effective administration of justice in all civil and criminal cases; respect for the dignity, equality and human rights of all persons; improvements to indigent civil litigants’ access to the courts; commitment to effective court management; and appropriate staffing and support.