McSeveney steps down from Superior Court judge position to become immigration judge

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Chelan County Superior Court Judge Robert McSeveney has resigned his position on the bench to take a job with the U.S. Justice Department.

McSeveney is currently on the ballot to retain his seat in the November election, facing Wenatchee attorney Travis Brandt.

McSeveney was appointed Superior Court judge by Gov. Jay Inslee in January, replacing Judge T.W. “Chip Small.

He has been hired by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to serve as a U.S. Immigration Court judge in Seattle.

McSeveney’s name will still appear on the ballot and if he receives more votes than Brandt it would then fall to Gov. Jay Inslee to appoint a judge.