San Juan County Prosecutor Randall K. Gaylord lives on Orcas Island with his wife Marny. Randy and Marny were married in Olga in 1981 and moved to Orcas in 1993. Their son Colin has graduated from the University of Washington and daughter Genevieve graduated from the University of Montana.
Randy attended law school at the University of Utah. He served as law clerk for Justice Christine Durham of the Utah Supreme Court. In 1986, he returned to Washington State where he had a general civil law practice in Spokane, emphasizing land use matters. He filled in for the City Hearings' Examiner from time to time and taught environmental and constitutional law classes as an adjunct professor at Gonzaga University.
In 1993 Randy opened a law office in Eastsound. The following year he ran as the democratic candidate for prosecutor and was elected in November 1994. He was re-elected in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018.
Active in civic and community affairs, Randy was a founding member and is a former executive board member of the Orcas Island Prevention Partnership - a proactive effort against drug and alcohol abuse. Randy has volunteered time for youth sports, assisting with soccer, Little League, and high school football.
Randy has served as president Association of County Officials, the Washington State Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and the San Juan County Bar Association.
Randy is the fourth oldest of ten children. He was born and raised in apple country along Lake Ontario in New York State.