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Wednesday, November 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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About this race

Charles Wiggins is finishing his first term on the court and faces a municipal court judge from Federal Way.

Wiggins has been extremely active on the court and authored more than 100 opinions in his first five years. He said those opinions “protect our constitutional liberties, impartially uphold and interpret the law, and justly resolve cases.”

But his opponent, Dave Larsen, argues that the court has “lost public trust.” He is calling for “judicial restraint.”

Larson said beyond deciding cases, the Supreme Court should take the lead on larger criminal justice issues such as the impacts of mental illness, addiction and homelessness, and he praises efforts to do so in Spokane County.

State Supreme Court Justice, position 6, State of Washington

Candidate Votes Pct
Charles (Charlie) Wiggins 1,370,880 57.58%
Dave Larson 1,009,927 42.42%

* 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.