The Pension and Benefits Committee is charged with:

  • Review legislative changes to the judicial and public employees retirement systems;

  • Make recommendations on proposed legislative changes to the Legislative Committee and the Board of Trustees;

  • Consider proposals for the improvement of judicial retirement and benefits;

  • Liaison with entities of the state of Washington and the federal government that develop policy or proposals concerning pensions and benefits;

  • And submit written reports for the Association business meetings.

Committee Members:

Judge Harold D. Clarke, III

Judge Leonard Costello, Ret.

Judge Deborah D. Fleck, Ret.

Judge Jennifer A. Forbes

Judge Gordon Godfrey, Ret.

Judge Michael Heavey, Ret.

Judge Gretchen Leanderson

Judge Richard F. McDermott, Ret.

Judge Sean O’Donnell

Judge Judith H. Ramseyer

Judge Michael J. Trickey

Legislative Representative:

Tom Parker

Committee Chair – Judge Blaine G. Gibson

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