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Klickitat County


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 2010.

Supreme Court candidates appear on the primary election ballot on August 17, 2010. 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 2, 2010.

Position 1: Jim Johnson is the incumbent. He is being challenged by Stan Rumbaugh. This contest will be decided in the Primary.

Position 5: Barbara Madsen is the incumbent. She is running for re-election without opposition.

Barbara Madsen

Barbara Madsen

Position 6: Richard Sanders is the incumbent. He is being challenged by Bryan Chushcoff and Charlie Wiggins.


Court of Appeals

Division Three, District Three

(Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Yakima Counties)

District Three elects two judges; there will be no Court of Appeals elections in this district in 2010.


Superior Court

Klickitat and Skamania Counties constitute a single judicial district. The current incumbent judge, E. Thompson Reynolds, is retiring, creating a vacancy on the bench. There will be a special 3-day filing period August 18-20, and all candidates who file will appear on the November ballot. The candidate with the most votes in that election will fill the remainder of the current term. There will not be a runoff election. This position will be on the ballot again in 2012.


District Court

District Court judges are elected to four-year terms, and all District Court positions are up for election in 2010.

The following candidates have filed (incumbent in bold).

The East District race will appear on the Primary ballot. If no candidate receives 50% of the vote, the top two candidates will proceed to the November ballot. In the West District, the incumbent judge is running for re-election without opposition.

East District (August): Rick Hansen | Tim O'Neill | Gwendolyn Grundei
West Distict: Robert Weisfield
, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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