Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday that he has appointed Rob Olson to Whatcom County Superior Court, replacing the late Judge Ira Uhrig. His appointment is effective immediately.
“Rob has been incredibly dedicated to protecting vulnerable populations throughout his career,” Inslee said in a press release. “He has a strong reputation in the Whatcom County community, and I look forward to his contributions to the bench.”
Olson spent the past eight years serving as Washington state assistant attorney general. His current role has included serving as general counsel to Western Washington University, and he previously represented the state in numerous licensing and child protection actions.