Gary R. Tabor was first elected to a newly created position on the Thurston
County Bench in 1996. Prior to that he served as a Thurston County Deputy
Prosecuting Attorney for almost 19 years. Judge Tabor has served two
two-year terms as the Thurston County Superior Court's Presiding
[Administrative] Judge. He taught Criminal Justice classes as an Adjunct
Professor for Saint Martin's Military Extension Program for approximately 14
years. He was the Thurston County DUI/Drug Court Judge from January
of 2009 to April of 2011 and served as the Back-up Drug Court Judge for 5 years prior to that.
He is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian College and the University of Puget Sound
School of Law. He and his wife, Donna, make their home in Lacey and have
four adult daughters.