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Incumbent State Supreme Court Justices Win

Elaine Thompson
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FILE - New Washington state Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu is interviewed after being sworn in to the bench Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Olympia, Washington.

Four incumbent state Supreme Court justices have been re-elected.

Justice Mary Yu ran unopposed to fill out the two years remaining in the term of retired Justice James Johnson. Yu is a former King County Superior Court judge who was appointed to the high court by Gov. Jay Inslee In May. Yu is the first openly gay justice, as well as the first Asian American, to serve on the Supreme Court.

Justice Mary Fairhurst, who has served on the court since 2003, also faced no opposition in her bid for a third six-year term.

Justices Debra Stephens won a second six-year term. Her opponent was John "Zamboni" Scannell, a disbarred attorney whose nickname comes from a previous job driving the Zamboni ice machine at the Seattle Center.

Justice Charles Johnson won a fifth term. He was opposed by Pierce County attorney Eddie Yoon.


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