Tuesday morning, March 28, the Board of Benton County Commissioners appointed Mr. John Ziobro to fill the vacant Benton County District Court Judge position.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2017
Shyanne Faulconer, Community Programs & Public Relations Coordinator
ZIOBRO APPOINTED BENTON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
Kennewick, WA – Tuesday morning, March 28, the Board of Benton County Commissioners appointed Mr. John Ziobro to fill the vacant Benton County District Court Judge position.
About the Benton County District Court
The Benton County District Court is a court of limited jurisdiction and is a concurrent jurisdiction with the Benton-Franklin Counties Superior Court in all misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor actions committed in violation of State and County statutes or County and Municipal ordinances. The Benton County District Court handles all matters involving traffic, non-traffic, and parking infractions, small claims up to $5000, preliminary hearings on felony investigative holds, and is a concurrent jurisdiction with the Benton-Franklin Counties Superior Court over Civil actions involving $100,000 or less.
About the Position
This position was vacated by Judge Joe Burrowes following his resignation in January 2017 when he was elected to the Benton-Franklin Counties Superior Court bench. The position is up for re-election at the end of Burrowes’ term in 2018 but is not included in the 2017 fall election, per AGLO 1973 No. 76.
About John Ziobro
Mr. John Ziobro was the Kennewick City Attorney from 1999-2007 and currently focuses on civil litigation cases at the Richland firm Telquist Ziobro McMillen Clare, PLLC. To learn more about Mr. Ziobro, please visit the firm’s website at www.tzmlaw.com.
About Benton County
Benton County is a located in south-central Washington. The county seat is located in Prosser, and its largest city is Kennewick. Benton County was created on March 8, 1905 and was named after U.S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton. Benton County operates under the plural executive form of government with three commissioners and seven other elected officials. Benton County has offices located in Prosser, Kennewick, and Richland. For more information, please visit www.co.benton.wa.us.
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