Primary Election: August 5, 2014

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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 2006-2012  elections.


There will be judicial elections in November 2014 for the Washington Supreme Court, Washington Court of Appeals, several county Superior Courts, and all county District Courts.

NOTE: Most of the information for the NOVEMBER 4 GENERAL ELECTION has now been updated and included, but UPDATES WILL BE CONTINUING IN THE DAYS AHEAD. We apologize for the presence of old information or the absence of new information.

Washington Supreme Court: Four out of nine incumbents - Justices Charles Johnson, Mary Fairhurst, Debra Stephens, and Mary Yu - are all up for election this year. Justice Fairhurst and Justice Yu drew no challengers, so they will appear without opposition on the November ballot. Eddie Yoon is running against Justice Johnson, and John (Zamboni) Scannell is running against Justice Stephens. Those contests are currently scheduled for the November general election.

Court of Appeals: There will be judicial elections in all three divisions of the Washington Court of Appeals this year. These will include most counties in the state. There are no contested elections in the Court of Appeals, however, so each of the candidates who filed for a position will appear unopposed on the November ballot.

Superior Court: There will be Superior Court elections in Adams, Asotin, Clallam, Clark, Columbia, Garfield, King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Yakima Counties this year. There is only one contested election, in Clark County. That contest, between Bernard Veljacic and Robert Vukanovich. Candidates who filed in all other counties were unopposed, so they will either appear alone on the November ballot or (in larger counties) they were deemed elected to their respective two-year unfilled terms after no opponents filed.

District Court: All District Court judicial positions will be up for election this year. See your particular county for details.

Municipal Court: Most elected Municipal Court judges were up for election in 2013. There are races in Seattle and Tacoma, and there might be some positions on the ballot in other cities, especially if there are vacancies that need to be filled or have been temporarily filled by interim appointments. Again, check your particular county for details.

We are adding more information as it becomes available. Once again this year, VotingforJudges is your most complete source for impartial judicial election information. Check back here when you're completing your ballot, and tell your friends and colleagues!

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