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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Mayor Franklin appoints Remy Leonard as Everett Municipal Court judge

Judge Remy Leonard

EVERETT, Wash. – Mayor Cassie Franklin announced the appointment of Remy Leonard to the Everett Municipal Court. Judge Leonard will complete the term made vacant by Judge Laura Van Slyck’s retirement. Judge Leonard will serve in an interim capacity until the vacant position can be filled in the November 2023 election.

“Born and raised in Everett, Remy brings a commitment to our city that is unmatched,” said Mayor Franklin. “She brings tremendous legal background as she has served as judge pro tem, an adjunct professor of law and justice, a former deputy prosecuting attorney and is currently serving as an associate judge for the Tulalip Tribes.”  

Judge Van Slyck served for nine years as municipal court judge and announced her retirement in March of this year, to be effective June 30. 

“Being a judge takes honesty, humility and an earnest desire to make good decisions and Remy has all of those qualities,” said Judge Van Slyck. “I believe that with her appointment our team at Everett Municipal Court will remain strong and poised to grow and adapt to whatever future challenges come along. “

Judge Leonard will join Judge Amy Kaestner at the Everett Municipal Court.

“Remy will be a fantastic addition to Everett Municipal Court,” said Judge Kaestner. “She is known for her integrity and fairness, and she has the experience needed to ensure a seamless transition when Judge Van Slyck retires.”

Everett Municipal Court has two full time judges. For additional information, visit



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