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 Three, District Two

(Adams, Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Walla Walla, and Whitman Counties)

District Two elects one judge; that position will not be on the 2018 ballot.


Superior Court

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

In judicial districts where one county has a population of less than 100,000, a race with three or more Superior Court candidates will appear on the August primary ballot. In a one or two candidate race, there will only be a vote on the position in November.

Benton and Franklin Counties constitute a single judicial district. Sam Swanberg is running for re-election without opposition.

District Court

District Court judges are elected to four-year terms, and all District Court positions are up for election in 2018. The following candidates will be on the 2018 ballot:

Position 1: Talesha Sams | Terry Tanner
Position 2: Steve Osborne
Position 3: Dan Kathren
Position 4: John Ziobro
Position 5: Katy Butler, Bremerton, WA
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