On March 1, 2020, Edirin Okoloko joined the Snohomish County Superior Court for the second time in as many years. Gov. Jay Inslee (D) first appointed Okoloko to the court in September 2018 to replace retiring judge George N. Bowden. Okoloko held the position for just over a year until he lost a retention election to Anna Alexander in November 2019. Inslee again appointed Okoloko to the Snohomish County Superior Court on January 22, 2020, to replace retiring judge Linda C. Krese.
Before becoming a judge, Okoloko worked as the Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for 13 years.
The Snohomish County Superior Court is one of 32 superior courts covering 39 counties in the state of Washington. According to the official website of the Washington court system, superior courts have “exclusive jurisdiction for felony matters, real property rights, domestic relations, estate, mental illness, juvenile, and civil cases over $50,000.”
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