Charlie Wiggins

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Charlie Wiggins
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Current Court Information:
Washington State Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $164,000
Service:
Active:   2011 - 2016
Preceded by:   Richard Sanders
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Princeton University
Law School:   Duke Law School
Grad. School:   University of Hawaii



Charles "Charlie" K. Wiggins is a judge on the Washington Supreme Court. He was elected in 2010, sworn in on January 7, 2011, and his term expires in 2016.[1][2]

Education

Wiggins earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, a Masters degree from the University of Hawaii, and his law degree from Duke Law School.[3]

Career

Wiggins was in private practice in Seattle for 18 years. He left private practice when he was appointed to the Washington Court of Appeals, Division 2. He served that court until 1995, when he failed to win election to the seat.[4] In 1995 he started the Wiggins Law Offices (now Wiggins & Masters) on Bainbridge Island. In addition to his private law firm, Wiggins served as a judge pro tempore for the Jefferson County Superior Court.[3]

Awards and associations

  • Five years (one as chair) on the Court Rules and Procedures Committee of the Washington State Bar Association
  • Three years (including one as chair) on the Court Congestion and Improvement Committee of the Washington State Bar Association
  • Three years (including one as chair) on the Disciplinary Board of the Washington State Bar Association
  • Past President of the Washington Chapter of the American Judicature Society
  • Awarded the Professionalism Award by the Young Lawyers Division of the Washington State Bar Association[3]

2010 election

See also: Washington judicial elections, 2010

Wiggins filed his candidacy paperwork for the Supreme Court race on January 5, 2010.[5][6] Wiggins defeated Richard Sanders in the general election, winning 50.34% of the vote.[7][8]

Read Wiggins' Washington State Voters' Guide entry here.

Campaign fundraising

Wiggins says that he has spent $6,000 of his own money on the campaign as of late February 2010. He has a fund-raising goal of $300,000 to $500,000.[4] According to filings with the Public Disclosure Commission, Wiggins has raised $41,970 as of May 2010. By contrast, Sanders has raised $37,531 for his campaign.[9]

Candidate IncumbentSeatElection %
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Charlie Wiggins ApprovedA Position #650.3%
Richard Sanders Position #649.7%


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References

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