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Primary decides for Supreme Court

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There is at least one statewide race that will be decided in the Aug. 7 primary, and it deserves your attention. Voters will choose a justice for the state Supreme Court, which surely has to rank as one of the most important and far-reaching decisions put before the state’s voters in the first week of August. It is not the custom of this page to endorse candidates, but for the purpose of voter education it would be worthwhile to relay our experience and impressions of Justice Steven Gonzalez. Voters will choose between the incumbent Gonzalez and his sole opponent, Kitsap County attorney Bruce C. Danielson. Under Washington law, if one candidate in a judicial race receives more than 50 percent of the primary vote, it is decided. In this race that will surely happen, which makes its summer-cloaked obscurity unfortunate, considering we will decide who fills one of the state’s highest and most consequential offices.

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