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Washington judicial elections, 2013

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The Washington judicial elections consisted of a general election on November 5th.[1]

The filing deadline for judicial candidates was May 17th.[2]

Post-election summary

Statistics from Washington's 2013 judicial elections
Total candidates (general election): 7
Incumbent candidates: 6
Unopposed candidates: 5
% of unopposed candidates
who were incumbents:
Total candidates elected/re-elected: 6
New judges elected: 0
Incumbents re-elected: 6
Washington's judicial elections this year were far from competitive. The few judges who ran for re-election all won new terms. Only one of them faced any competition. Three of them didn't even have to appear on the ballot. Due to the counties in which they were located, they were re-elected automatically following the election. For more information on the state's election laws, see this page: Washington judicial elections.

The race of note this year was for the Division 3, District 2 on the Court of Appeals. Recently-appointed incumbent George Fearing defeated John Gary Metro handily, with 70% of the vote.

Court of Appeals

Division 1, District 1
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
VerellenJames VerellenApprovedAYes100%   ApprovedA
Division 3, District 2
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
MetroJohn Gary Metro No30.0%   DefeatedD
FearingGeorge FearingApprovedAYes70.0%   ApprovedA
BloorTerry J. Bloor NoWithdrew% 

Superior Courts

The following candidates filed to run for re-election. Since they were unopposed and ran in counties with populations greater than 100,000, they did not appear on the ballot and were automatically elected.[3]

Benton/Franklin Superior Court, Washington

Position 3
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
Mendoza, Jr.Sal Mendoza, Jr.ApprovedAYesApprovedAExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA

Clark Superior Court, Washington

Position 8
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
ClarkSuzan L. ClarkApprovedAYesApprovedAExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA

King County Superior Court, Washington

Position 20
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
AminiSusan AminiApprovedAYesApprovedAExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA

Municipal Courts

Bellingham Municipal Court, Washington

Seat 1
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
LevDebra LevApprovedAYes100%   ApprovedA

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