Sept. 14, 2018: Edirin Okoloko has been appointed as a Snohomish County, Wash., Superior Court Judge by Gov. Jay Inslee, effective in October, 2018, Inslee announced on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Okoloko succeeds George Bowden, who retired. Okoloko has worked for the past thirteen years at the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, where he is a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, working on homicide, sexual assault, child abuse and elder abuse cases. He has also worked at the office's Violent Crime, Property Crime and District Court units, and he represents the office on the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, which investigates incidents of suspected excessive force by police officers. Okoloko received his law degree from the Seattle University School of Law and a bachelor of law degree from the University of Benin in Nigeria.