Barnhart sworn in as new judge

PORT ANGELES — Retiring Clallam County Superior Court Judge Brian Coughenour, left, swears in his replacement, Simon Barnhart, during a brief ceremony Friday, May 29, 2020, at the Clallam County Courthouse.

Barnhart, 51, a former private practice attorney and Clallam County Public Utility District counsel, was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to replace Coughenour, who officially hangs up his robes today after five years on the bench.

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