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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 Two, District One

(Pierce County)

District Three elects three judges. Position 3 will be on the 2012 primary ballot. The incumbent is Christine Quinn-Brintnall. She is running unopposed.

Christiune Quinn-Brintnall


 

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 5

This race will be decided in the primary election!

Jack Hill

Jack Hill

Vicki Hogan

Vicki Hogan


Department 7

This race will be decided in the primary election!

Jerry Costello

Jerry Costello

Bev Grant

Bev Grant


Department 12

This race will be decided in the primary election!

Stephanie Arend

Stephanie Arend

Toni Froehling

Toni Froehling


Department 13

This race will be decided in the primary election!

James A. Schoenberger, Jr.

James A. Schoenberger, Jr.

Kathryn Nelson

Kathryn Nelson


Department 18

This race will be decided in the primary election!

Stan  Rumbaugh

Stan Rumbaugh

Helen Whitener

Helen Whitener


The following candidates are running without opposition, 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 James Orlando
Dep't 2 Katherine Stolz
Dep't 3 Tom Larkin
Dep't 4 Bryan Chushcoff
Dep't 6 Jack Nevin
Dep't 8 Brian Tollefson
Dep't 9 Edmund Murphy
Dep't 10 Gary Johnson
Dep't 11 John McCarthy
Dep't 14 Susan Serko
Dep't 15 Thomas Felnagle
Dep't 16 Elizabeth Martin
Dep't 17 Ronald Culpepper
Dep't 19 Linda Lee
Dep't 20 Kitty-Ann Van Doorninck
Dep't 21 Frank Cuthbertson
Dep't 22 John Hickman

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.


 
 

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