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Judge Robert McSeveney Announces Resignation From Chelan County Superior Court

Chelan County Superior Court Judge Robert McSeveney announced his resignation from the superior court bench effective October 24. The U.S. Department of Justice hired Judge McSeveney to serve as a federal immigration judge at the U.S. Immigration Court in Seattle. The position is a direct appointment by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Judge McSeveney was appointed to the Superior Court by Governor Jay Inslee earlier this year to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of long-time superior court judge Chip Small. Governor Inslee’s appointment is an interim appointment under the law until the November 6 election.

However, Judge McSeveney says he is no longer running to retain his current position in the upcoming election. His challenger in the race is Travis Brandt. Because McSeveney is still on the November ballot, if he wins the race, he won’t be sworn in and Gov. Inslee would appoint another judge until the next election.

In his letter of resignation to the Governor, Judge McSeveney stated “I have been honored to serve the court and the community in this important position. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve the Chelan County Superior Court and this great community.”

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