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Judge Delaurenti
Judge Charles J. Delaurenti,II, took office on 8 February, 1982, was elected to a full term in the Fall of 1982, and has been continuously elected to this position.

Judge Delaurenti is a Renton native, graduated from the Renton School District (Renton High School), Seattle University (BA in Political Science), and Gonzaga Law School (JD). He and his family are life long residents of King County.

Judge Delaurenti and his wife, Jeanette, live in Renton . They have two grown children and one grandchild.

Judge Delaurenti has one brother, Michael, who along with his wife and two nephews live in South San Francisco, California.

Judge Delaurenti spent his first year out of law school as law clerk for Chief Justice Robert T. Hunter, Washington State Supreme Court, and then spent 12 years with the King County Prosecutors Office in the criminal, juvenile, and civil divisions.

Judge Delaurenti has been active in judicial education during his time on the bench.

Judge Delaurenti has previously served as President of the King County District Court Judges’ Association (1987), and has been past Dean of the state Judicial College (District/Municipal Court). He also served six months as a Judge Pro Tempore of the King County Superior Court (during the start up of the Regional Justice Center in Kent) hearing superior court matters.

Judge Delaurenti served on the state Board for Court Education (12 year member and Chair), as a member of the Executive Committee of the District/Municipal Court Judges’ Association (state association) and as a past member of the King County District Court Executive Committee. He has served on innumerable state and local committees.

Judge Delaurenti is committed to bringing to the citizens of the South Division of the King County District Court a responsive and well educated judiciary.