General Election: November 8, 2016


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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 2016.

Supreme Court candidates only appear on the primary election ballot if there are three or more candidates for a position.


Position 1: Mary Yu is the incumbent. She is being challenged by David DeWolf. This election will appear on the November ballot.


Position 5: Barbara Madsen is the incumbent. She is being challenged by Greg Zempel. This election will appear on the November ballot.


Position 6: Charlie Wiggins is the incumbent. He is being challenged by Dave Larson. This election will appear on the November ballot.


 

Court of Appeals

Division Two, District One

(Pierce County)

District One elects three judges; Position 1 will be on the 2016 ballot.

Judge Brad Maxa is the Position 1 incumbent.


 

Superior Court

Superior Court judges are elected to four-year terms. Most Superior Court positions throughout Washington are up for election in 2016.

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 three or more candidates for a position, the office will appear on the August 2 primary ballot. In a two candidate race, there will only be a vote on the position in November.


The following positions will be on the November ballot.

Position 2 Katherine Stolz | Timothy Ashcraft
Position 5 Shelly Speir | Dominique Jinhong
Position 8 Grant Blinn | Dwayne Christopher
Position 17 Karena Kirkendoll | Tom Quinlan

The following incumbents are running unopposed. They will receive Certificates of Election and will not appear on either the primary ballot or the November ballot.

Position 1 James Orlando
Position 3 Michael Schwartz
Position 4 Bryan Chushcoff
Position 6 Jack Nevin
Position 7 Jerry Costello
Position 9 Edmund Murphy
Position 10 Gary Johnson
Position 11 G. Helen Whitener
Position 12 Stephanie Arend
Position 13 Kathryn Nelson
Position 14 Susan Keers Serko
Position 15 Gretchen Leanderson
Position 16 Elizabeth Martin
Position 18 Stan Rumbaugh
Position 19 Philip Sorensen
Position 20 Kitty-Ann van Doorninck
Position 21 Frank Cuthbertson
Position 22 John Hickman

District Court

District Court judges are elected to four-year terms; most were elected in 2014, and their terms extend through the end of 2018. Vacant positions may appear on the 2016 ballot in some counties.


 
 

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