We have our first challenger in a state Supreme Court race.
Bainbridge Island attorney Charlie Wiggins has officially thrown his hat into the ring, filing a candidate registration form with the Public Disclosure Commission. He is running against Justice Richard Sanders.
Wiggins’ campaign website can be found here, where Wiggins states he is running against Sanders because of violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct and because "his decisions are not fair and impartial, and he opposes positive reforms to improve the process of electing judges." Should be a colorful campaign.
Chief Justice Barbara Madsen and Justice James Johnson are also up for re-election this year.
As election season approaches, this blog will provide information about candidates for the Supreme Court, including links to the evaluations and endorsements of other organizations.
Note: The Supreme Court of Washington Blog neither endorses nor supports any candidate for judicial office.