5th Superior Court Judge Named


Inslee Names Anne Cruser to Cowlitz County Superior Court

August 10, 2017

Governor Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Anne Cruser to Cowlitz County Superior Court.

Cruser will fill a newly established seat on the Cowlitz County Superior Court. She is currently a supervising attorney for the Appellate Division at the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

Cruser also served as judge pro tempore for five years in the Cowlitz County District Court and owned a private law firm for seven years. She focuses on appellate law with experience in criminal trial litigation and public records.

"Anne has a wealth of legal experience combined with a strong connection to the community," Inslee said. "I know that she will bring a forward-thinking attitude to the bench."

Cruser earned her law degree from Willamette University College of Law.

The state Legislature added a fifth Cowlitz County position to the current four-member team in 2006. However, due to county budgetary constraints, the seat did not open until this year.

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