Alison Sonntag was born in Rapid City, South
Dakota on January 1, 1947.
She was the first baby born in the Black Hills of South
Dakota that year, despite not entering the world until 7 PM.
Alison grew up in various places, moving from South Dakota to
Hannibal, MO when she was 5, then to Oregon, Washington and
California in rapid succession when she was in third grade.
She spend 4 years in Southern California between ages nearly
8 to 12 ½ . She has
lived in Washington State ever since, moving to Kitsap County in
Sonntag graduated Magna Cum Laud from the
University of Washginton and has a Fellowship from the Institute for
Court Management, the educational arm of the National Center for
State Courts. She is
also a Certified Public Official through the Washington State
Association of Counties.
Sonntag spent the greater part of her adult
life working in the Justice System, acquiring experience in a
private law firm, the Pierce County Clerk’s Office and Superior
Court. She spent the
nearly 24 years as the Chief Deputy Clerk here in Kitsap before
being appointed as Clerk in August of this year.
Sonntag has been active in her community and
supports many national and local causes.
She is active at the state and national level in government
and court associations.