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Charles (Charlie) Wiggins

A candidate for Justice Position 6, Supreme Court in the 2010 Washington General Election

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Age: 73

City: Bainbridge Island, WA

Occupation: Supreme Court justice

Edcuation: Earned bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and law degree from Duke Law School.

Experience: Has served on state Supreme Court since 2010. Worked in private practice for more than 30 years. Served in U.S. Army.

Family: Married, two children

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Charles (Charlie) Wiggins 947,632 50.15%
Richard B. Sanders 941,845 49.85%

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Let’s state up front that Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders is exasperating, which is why the race for Position 6 on the Washington state Supreme Court is so interesting. If he were vying for an ethics position, he would be a questionable candidate. He was officially admonished in 2005 for touring the McNeil Island facility for sexual predators when some of the inmates had open cases. He failed to disclose his personal interest in a public records case, which caused the Supreme Court to withdraw an important ruling. Long ago, he showed up at an anti-abortion rally.