May 14, 2018: Beth Andrus has been appointed as a Washington State Court of Appeals Judge for Division 1 by Gov. Jay Inslee, effective in June, 2018, Inslee announced on Friday, May 4, 2018. Andrus succeeds Ronald Cox, who is scheduled to retire on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Andrus is a Judge at the King County Superior Court, where she has also been the Chief Civil Judge and Assistant Presiding Judge. She is a Member of the Court’s Personnel Committee and Executive Committee, and she has been the Chairman of the Budget Committee. Before she joined the King County Superior Court, she was a partner at Skellenger Bender, P.S., in Seattle. She worked as an associate at Miller Nash Wiener Hager and Carlsen, also in Seattle, and she was a Law Clerk for Judge Gerald W. Heaney at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Minnesota. In 2016, former President Obama nominated Andrus as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Washington. Her nomination expired in January, 2017, without any U.S. Senate action on the nomination. Andrus received her law degree from the University of Minnesota. She also received a master’s degree in judicial studies from the University of Nevada, Reno.