General Election: November 3, 2009

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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 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

Superior Court judges are elected to four-year terms; they were elected in 2008, and their terms extend through the end of 2012. Vacant positions may appear on the 2010 ballot in some counties.


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 (incumbents in bold).

The Position 4 race will appear on the Primary ballot, with the top two candidates proceeding to the November ballot. The Position 2 and 3 races will only appear on the November ballot. Position 1 is uncontested.
Position 1: Kevin Roy
Position 2 (November): Brian Sanderson | Glen Warren
Position 3 (November): Donald Engel | Steve Keller
Position 4 (August): Michael Everett | Bronson Faul | Doug Federspiel, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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