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Burrowes to serve on education committee

Joe Burrowes, a Benton County District Court judge, has been selected to a one-year term on a state judicial Educational Committee.

Burrowes was chosen by the Washington State District and Municipal Court Judges Association. He will serve on the committee through May 2011.

"Being selected ... is a privilege and an honor," said Burrowes, who added that he is looking forward to joining the group.

He is seeking re-election this fall.

He was promoted to a full judge position last September after serving as a court commissioner since 2007.

Richland attorney Dave Petersen is challenging him.

The District and Municipal Court Judges Association is a professional association of all duly elected or appointed and qualified judges of courts of limited jurisdictions across Washington, according to a news release from Burrowes.

The organization studies court operations, the volume and condition of their work and reports annually to the state Supreme Court, the governor and the Legislature.

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