15 Superior Court positions, but only one on primary ballot, probably none on November ballot

  • By Evan Smith, Herald writer
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2012 6:06pm

Candidates have filed for all of the 15 Snohomish County Superior Court positions that expire this year, but only one will be on the August primary ballot, and probably none will be on the November general election ballot.

That’s because the other 14 positions have only one candidate each, meaning that those candidates win the positions without an election, according to state law on elections for superior courts in counties with more than 100,000 people.

The one position on the August primary ballot matches Jack Follis of Mill Creek and Fire District 1 Commissioner Millie Judge for the position that Judge Larry McKeeman now holds.

If one of the two gets a majority of the primary vote – a probability – that candidate will win without appearing on the general election ballot.

Evan Smith can be reached at schsmith@frontier.com.

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