General Election: November 3, 2020


An information resource for Washington voters

 
 

Pierce County

 

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 four in 2020.

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


Position 3: Raquel Montoya-Lewis is the incumbent. She is being challenged by Dave Larson This election will appear on the November ballot.


Position 4: Charles Johnson is the incumbent. He is running unopposed. This election will appear on the November ballot.


Position 6: G. Helen Whitener is the incumbent. She is being challenged by Richard Serns. This election will appear on the November ballot.


Position 7: Debra Stephens is the incumbent. She is running unopposed. This election will appear on the November ballot.

 

Court of Appeals

Division Two, District One

(Pierce County)

District One elects three judges; Position 2 will be on the 2020 ballot.

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


The following position will be on the November ballot.

Position 4 Bryan Chushcoff |Brady Horenstein

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

Position 1 James Orlando
Position 2 Timothy Ashcraft
Position 3 Michael Schwartz
Position 5 Shelly Speir
Position 6 Jack Nevin
Position 7 Jerry Costello
Position 8 Grant Blinn
Position 9 Edmund Murphy
Position 10 Gary Johnson
Position 11 Susan Adams
Position 12 Stephanie Arend
Position 13 Matthew Thomas
Position 14 Sabrina Ahrens
Position 15 Gretchen Leanderson
Position 16 Elizabeth Martin
Position 17 Karena Kirkendoll
Position 18 Stan Rumbaugh
Position 19 Philip Sorensen
Position 20 Kitty-Ann van Doorninck
Position 21 Clarence Henderson
Position 22 Alicia Burton

District Court

District Court judges are elected to four-year terms; most were elected in 2018, and their terms extend through the end of 2022. Vacant positions may appear on the 2020 ballot in some counties.


 
 

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