Washington state Supreme Court Justice Charles Wiggins had a commanding lead Tuesday.
Some of the world's wealthiest people, including Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen and the company's former chief executive, Steve Ballmer, gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to unseat Wiggins, who was seeking his second six-year term.
Wiggins became a target after he joined the majority in striking down a state law that allowed public funding of charter schools and an anti-tax measure that had been approved by voters.
Wiggins was facing Dave Larson, a Federal Way Municipal Court Judge. Incumbent justices Barbara Madsen and Mary Yu were in commanding leads Tuesday night.