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Washington Supreme Court

Supreme Court justices are elected to six-year terms by voters throughout the entire state. There are nine Supreme Court justices, and Washington residents will vote for three in 2008.

Each of the three incumbent justices who ran for re-election this year received more than 50% of the ballots cast in the primary election. Accordingly, each of them will appear unopposed on the November 4 general election ballot.

Mary Fairhurst

Position Three:
Mary Fairhurst

Charles Johnson

Position Four:
Charles Johnson

Debra Stephens

Position Seven:
Debra Stephens


Court of Appeals


Division Three, District Three

Judge Stephen Brown's term expires at the end of 2008. He is running unopposed for re-election.

Stephen Brown


Superior Court

Superior Court judges are elected to four-year terms. All Superior Court positions throughout Washington are up for election in 2008.

In counties with a population of less than 100,000, all Superior Court candidates will appear on the August 19 primary ballot, regardless of whether they face opposition. If there is a contested primary election, a candidate receiving more than 50% of the votes will appear on the November 4 ballot unopposed. If no candidate receives more than 50% in the primary, the two receiving the most votes will appear on the November 4 ballot.

The current incumbent judge in Douglas County is John Hotchkiss. He will appear on the November 4 ballot without opposition.


District Court

District Court judges are elected to four-year terms; they were elected in 2006, and their terms extend through the end of 2010. Vacant positions may appear on the 2008 ballot., P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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