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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 2012.

Supreme Court candidates appear on the primary election ballot on August 7, 2012. If a candidate receives more than 50% of the votes cast in the primary, that candidate appears on the general election ballot without opposition. If no candidate receives more than 50% in the primary, the top two candidates appear on the general election ballot on November 6, 2012.


Position 2: Susan Owens is the incumbent, and she is running for re-election. She is being challenged by Douglas McQuaid and Scott Stafne.

Douglas McQuaid

Douglas McQuaid

Susan Owens

Susan Owens

Scott Stafne

Scott Stafne


Position 8: Steve Gonzalez is the incumbent, and he is running for re-election. He is being challenged by Bruce Danielson. This race will be decided in the primary election.

 

Steve Gonzalez

Steve Gonzalez

Bruce Danielson

Bruce Danielson


Position 9: Bruce Hilyer, John Ladenburg, Sheryl Gordon McCloud, and Richard Sanders are running for an open seat.

Bruce Hilyer

Bruce Hilyer

John Ladenburg

John Ladenburg

Sheryl Gordon McCloud

Sheryl Gordon McCloud

Richard Sanders

Richard Sanders


 

Court of Appeals

Division One, District One

(King County)

District One elects seven judges. Positions 4 and 7 will be on the 2012 primary ballot. The incumbents are Ronald Cox (Pos 4) and Marlin Appelwick (Pos 7). They are each running unopposed.

Ronald Cox

Ronald Cox

Marlin Appelwick

Marlin Appelwick


 

Superior Court

Superior Court judges are elected to four-year terms. Most Superior Court positions throughout Washington are up for election in 2012.

If only one candidate runs for a Superior Court position in a county with a population of more than 100,000, that candidate receives a Certificate of Election, and the position will not appear on either the primary or the general election ballot. If there are two or more candidates for a position, the office will appear on the August 7 primary ballot.

The following positions are contested (incumbent judges in bold):

Department 25

Elizabeth Berns

Elizabeth Berns

Roger Davidheiser

Roger Davidheiser

Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt


Department 29

This race will be decided in the primary election!

Sean O'Donnell

Sean O'Donnell

Hong Tran

Hong Tran


Department 30

This race will be decided in the primary election!

Kim Allen

Kim Allen

Doug North

Doug North


Department 42

Marianne Jones

Marianne Jones

Sue Parisien

Sue Parisien

David Ruzumna

David Ruzumna

Chris Washington

Chris Washington


Department 46

This race will be decided in the primary election!

Gary Ernsdorff

Gary Ernsdorff

Judy Ramseyer

Judy Ramseyer


No candidates filed against the following incumbents, and under Washington law, they are therefore entitled to Certificates of Election. These positions will not appear on the primary or general election ballot.

Dep't 1 Tim Bradshaw
Dep't 2 Cheryl Carey
Dep't 3 Julie Spector
Dep't 4 Mary Roberts
Dep't 5 Lori Kay Smith
Dep't 6 Barbara Linde
Dep't 7 Kim Prochnau
Dep't 8 Jay White
Dep't 9 Jeffrey Ramsdell
Dep't 10 Regina Cahan
Dep't 11 Catherine Shaffer
Dep't 12 Dean Lum
Dep't 13 Theresa Doyle
Dep't 14 Brian Gain
Dep't 15 Mary Yu
Dep't 16 Michael Hayden
Dep't 17 Wesley Saint Clair
Dep't 18 Susan Craighead
Dep't 19 Bill Bowman
Dep't 20 Scott Johnson
Dep't 21 Greg Canova
Dep't 22 Holly Hill
Dep't 23 Andrea Darvas
Dep't 24 Patrick Oishi
Dep't 26 Laura Middaugh
Dep't 27 Joan DuBuque
Dep't 28 Carol Schapira
Dep't 31 Helen Halpert
Dep't 32 LeRoy McCullough
Dep't 33 Richard Eadie
Dep't 34 Michael Trickey
Dep't 35 Beth Andrus
Dep't 36 Jean Rietschel
Dep't 37 Barbara Mack
Dep't 38 Richard McDermott
Dep't 39 Patricia Clark
Dep't 40 Ken Schubert
Dep't 41 Palmer Robinson
Dep't 43 William Downing
Dep't 44 Ronald Kessler
Dep't 45 Jim Rogers
Dep't 47 Deborah Fleck
Dep't 48 Laura Inveen
Dep't 49 Monica Benton
Dep't 50 James Cayce
Dep't 51 John Erlick
Dep't 52 Bruce Heller
Dep't 53 Mariane Spearman

 

District Court

District Court judges are elected to four-year terms; most were elected in 2010, and their terms extend through the end of 2014. Vacant positions may appear on the 2012 ballot in some counties.

On May 7th, 2012, the Metropolitan King County Council appointed Johanna Bender to the West Division of King County District Court. She filed to be elected for the remainder of the current term, and she is running unopposed. She will not appear on the primary ballot, but she will appear without opposition on the November ballot. Her term will run through 2014.


 
   
 

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