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Barbara Madsen

A candidate for State Supreme Court Justice, position 5, State of Washington in the 2016 Washington General Election, Nov. 8

Age: 69

City: Olympia, WA

Occupation: Supreme Court justice

Education: Earned bachelor’s from the University of Washington and law degree from Gonzaga University.

Experience: Member of the state Supreme Court since 1992, chief justice since 2009. Seattle Municipal Court Judge from 1988-92. Also has worked as an attorney in the Seattle City Attorney’s office and Snohomish Public Defender’s Office.

Family: Married, four children

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Barbara Madsen 1,503,590 62.21%
Greg Zempel 913,179 37.79%

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