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G. Helen Whitener

A candidate for Washington Supreme Court, Position 6, State of Washington in the 2020 Washington General Election, Nov. 3

Party: No party

Age: 58

City: University Place, Washington

Occupation: Incumbent Supreme Court justice

Education: Earned bachelor's degree in business administration and international marketing from Baruch College in New York in 1988. Earned law degree from Seattle University School of Law in 1998. 

Work experience: Appointed to Washington State Supreme Court by Gov. Jay Inslee in April 2020. Previously served as Superior Court Judge in Pierce County, and as judge for the Washington State Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals from 2013-2015. Practiced law as a deputy prosecutor and defense attorney from 1999-2015. 

Political experience: Elected to Pierce County Superior Court in 2015. Co-chair of the Washington State Minority & Justice Commission. 

Family: Married to Lynn Rainey. 

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
G. Helen Whitener (N) 2,263,513 66.50%
Richard Serns (N) 1,140,338 33.50%

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