Chief Justice Joel H. Bolger, Chair; 7/1/18 - 6/30/21*
Chief Justice Joel H. Bolger will serve as chair ex officio of the Council until his three-year term as chief justice expires at the end of June 2021. Before his appointment to the Alaska Supreme Court in 2013 by Governor Sean Parnell, Chief Justice Bolger served on the Alaska Court of Appeals for four years. He was appointed to that position by Governor Sarah Palin in 2008. Prior to that, Chief Justice Bolger served as a superior court judge in Kodiak for five years and a district court judge in Valdez for six years.
Galen Paine, Vice Chair (Attorney Member); 2/24/16 - 2/23/22
Galen Paine is an attorney member from Sitka. Ms. Paine was previously a public defender; currently Ms. Paine is a private attorney in Sitka. Ms. Paine was appointed in 2016.
Lynne Gallant (Public Member); 3/1/17 - 3/1/23
Lynne Gallant is a public member from Anchorage. She was appointed to the Council in 2017 by Governor Bill Walker.
Geraldine Simon (Attorney Member); 2/24/18 - 2/23/24
Geraldine Simon is an attorney member from Fairbanks. She serves as a Corporate Compliance & Risk Officer at Tanana Chiefs Conference. She was appointed to the Council in 2018.
Dave Parker (Public Member); 3/1/19 - 3/1/25
Dave Parker is a public member from Wasilla. He is a retired Anchorage police officer who served for 17 years as a detective and public information officer. He is a former teacher and pastor. Mr. Parker was appointed to the Council in 2013 by Governor Sean Parnell and was reappointed in 2019 by Governor Mike Dunleavy.
Jonathon Katcher (Attorney Member); 2/24/20 - 2/23/26
Jonathon Katcher is an attorney member from Anchorage.
Kristie Babcock (Public Member); 3/1/21 - 3/1/27
Kristie Babcock is a public member from Soldotna. She is owner of an insurance and financial services agency. Mrs. Babcock has lived in Alaska over 50 years, and previously served as Director of Boards and Commissions for Governors Walter Hickel and Frank Murkowski. She was appointed by Governor Mike Dunleavy.
For a complete list of Alaska Judicial Council Members, click on the Historical Judicial Council Roster.
*Judicial Council attorney and non-attorney members serve a six year term. The Chief Justice serves a three year term.