General Election: November 6, 2018

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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 2018.

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

Position 2: Susan Owens is the incumbent.

Position 8: Steve Gonzalez is the incumbent. He is being challenged by Nathan Choi.

Position 9: Sheryl Gordon McCloud is the incumbent.


Court of Appeals

Division Two, District Three

(Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum Counties)

District Three elects two judges; Position 1 will be on the 2018 ballot.

Judge Rich Melnick is the Position 1 incumbent. He is running without opposition.


Superior Court

Superior Court judges are elected to four-year terms. Most Superior Court positions throughout Washington will be up for election in 2020.

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 7 primary ballot. In a two candidate race, there will only be a vote on the position in November.

There no contested superior court elections in 2018.


District Court

District Court judges are elected to four-year terms, and all District Court positions are up for election in 2018. There are no contested elections in 2018.

Department 1: Kristen Parcher
Department 2: Chad Sleight
Department 3: Darvin Zimmerman
Department 4: Sonya Langsdorf
Department 5: Kelli Osler
Department 6 John Hagensen
, Bremerton, WA
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