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Richard B. Sanders

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

Age: 76

City: Vashon, WA

Occupation: Lawyer

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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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