Eric Washington is ready for another go-round.
The chief judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals says he is interested in being appointed to another term as head of the city’s highest court, according to a memo circulated today by the D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission. His term ends August 5.
“Chief Judge Washington is eligible for redesignation as Chief Judge and has notified the Commission of his interested in being redesignated,” the memo said.
Washington confirmed he was interested in a second term.
“I am seeking redesignation as chief judge for another four years and intend to submit more formal paperwork to that effect in the coming weeks,” Washington said. “I’ve enjoyed it a tremendous amount and I have enjoyed great support from my colleagues and I look forward to continuing.”
Washington, a 14-year Court of Appeals veteran, was first appointed chief in 2005. He has spent much of his term overseeing the $100 million renovation the Old Courthouse, which now houses the appeals court, and on trying to reduce the court’s backlog of cases.