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 Three, District Three

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

District Three elects two judges; Position 1 will be on the 2016 ballot.

Judge Rebecca Pennell is the incumbent. She is running without opposition.


 

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 position has two candidates. They will not appear on the primary ballot but will be on the November ballot.

Position 3 Doug Federspiel | Alex Newhouse

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 Susan Hahn
Position 2 Michael McCarthy
Position 4 Blaine Gibson
Position 5 David Elofson
Position 6 Ruth Reukauf
Position 7 Gayle Harthcock
Position 8 Richard Bargheld

 

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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