|Sheryl Gordon McCloud||1,254,684||54.98%|
|Richard B. Sanders||1,027,502||45.02%|
* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.
About The Race
The high court’s position 9 seat drew a crowded field of mostly well-known Puget Sound candidates in the primary, with veteran appellate lawyer Sheryl Gordon McCloud and former Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Sanders advancing to the general election. Although judicial positions are nonpartisan and judges are discouraged from making promises, Sanders is a self-professed libertarian who lost a re-election bid two years ago amid contentious debates over his Supreme Court tenure. McCloud has tackled major legal and social issues as a lawyer specializing in appellate law.