Chief Justice Madsen to address women’s group

AAUW to host court justice for talk on Saturday in Port Townsend

Barbara Madsen

PORT TOWNSEND — Barbara Madsen, chief justice of the state Supreme Court and candidate in the Nov. 8 general election, will be the featured speaker at Saturday’s meeting of the American Association of University Women-Port Townsend.

The AAUW meeting, which is open to the public, will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St.

Madsen, who was first elected to the court in 1992, is challenged in the general election by Kittitas County Prosecuting Attorney Greg Zempel of Ellensburg.

Ballots will be mailed Oct. 19.

In her presentation, the first of several upcoming AAUW programs on “Women in Charge,” Madsen will describe her personal journey to the state’s highest court, explain how issues come before the Supreme Court and outline recent court decisions in the areas of education and equity, according to the AAUW.

For more details

For more information on AAUW programs, projects and membership, visit http://pt-wa.aauw.net or phone Anne Englander at 360-390-5896.

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