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VotingforJudges is a nonpartisan, impartial source of information about judicial elections in the state of Washington. The site was established in 2006 to provide information to voters in connection with the judicial candidates running for election that year.

Our archives retain information from the 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 elections.


Filing week ended June 11, so the candidate slates are now set.

TIP: To determine which elections will be on your ballot, click on Show My Elections. This will let you select your county, then take you directly to the information that is most relevant for you.

The August 17 Primary will finally determine one or two Supreme Court positions and two Court of Appeals positions. It will also narrow down several trial court contests.

The November 2 general election will select numerous district court and municipal judges around the state, as well as one superior court judge.

Supreme Court:

Court of Appeals:

  • Division I: There are no contested elections.
  • Division II: Jill Johanson and Joseph Daggy are running for the Position currently held by C.C. Bridgewater. This race will be determined in the Primary.
  • Division III: Harvey Dunham is challenging Laurel Siddoway. This race will be determined in the Primary.

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