The public is invited to join in celebrating Judge Andrew’s retirement on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 2:30 to 5:00 in the District Courtroom located at 350 Court St., Friday Harbor. He was first elected in 1998 and was most recently re-elected by voters in 2014. The following quote hangs in the courtroom:
“The ordinary administration of criminal and civil justice … contributes more than any other circumstance, to the impressing upon the minds of the people, affection, esteem, and reverence towards government.” Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist No. 17 (1787). Judge Andrew believes "It daily reminds us of our mission to serve the public by providing an accessible forum for the fair, efficient, and understandable resolution of civil and criminal cases while maintaining an atmosphere of respect for the dignity of all individuals."