A Puyallup area attorney and judge pro tem has been picked to replace retiring Puyallup Municipal Court Judge Stephen Shelton.
The Puyallup City Council will consider confirming Andrea Beall at a council meeting tonight. A committee consisting of Mayor Rick Hansen and council members John Knutsen and Kent Boyle picked her from among three finalists. A total of 14 people applied.
Beall has been a judge pro tem for several South Sound cities, including Puyallup; she’ll be Puyallup Municipal Court’s first presiding female judge, a city news release said.
She’s a graduate of Seattle University’s law school and is a partner in the law firm Stewart Beall MacNichols & Harmell, the news release said.
Shelton’s last day is Oct. 31.