Former Kodiak resident returns as new Superior Court Judge

Stephen Wallace replaces Steve Cole on bench.

Wallace is a former Kodiak cop.

Moves here from Bethel.


A former Kodiak resident has been appointed by Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy as the new Superior Court Judge.

Stephen B. Wallace, a former Kodiak police officer, replaces Steve Cole who retired at the end of January after 10 years on the bench. Like Cole, Wallace will be the only Superior Court Judge in Kodiak.

Stephen B. Wallace is new Kodiak Superior Court Judge.  Photo courtesy KYUK Bethel Teresa Catsirilos.

Wallace has been an Alaska resident for 36 years and has practiced law for nearly 30 years. He graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1988. He most recently was the district attorney in Bethel.

Wallace’s appointment was one of four announced last month by Dunleavy. In his press release announcing the appointments, the governor congratulated the men and said their qualifications and record of public service are “a positive testament to their ability to serve Alaska” as members of the judiciary.

As an aside, long-time members of the KMXT family may recall that Wallace is a former KMXT volunteer.




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