Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

Hanging up the robe

Finlay was first elected to Superior Court in 2008


Matt Baide

Mason County Superior Court Judge Amber Finlay, shown May 3 at her bench, is retiring June 30.

Mason County Superior Court Judge Amber Finlay has seen a lot in her legal career and will hang up her robe for the last time June 30.

Finlay, 60, has been on the bench in superior court since starting the job in 2009.

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, her family moved to Kent when she was 6 years old.

"I was a truant kid," Finlay recalled to the Journal. "Because of life issues, I didn't go to school. I would go to band, I would go to debate. I was one of those types of skippers. I really wanted to go to college, though."

Finlay told a story about being pulled from band class in hig...

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