Review the current JAJEC ratings for judges seeking an appointment or up for re-election here.
WHO DOES JAJEC EVALUATE?
We evaluate individuals seeking either appointment or election to judicial office. We evaluate candidates for a variety of judicial positions, including: municipal and district courts, superior courts, superior court commissioner seats, courts of appeals, and the Washington Supreme Court.
WHAT DO THE JAJEC RATINGS MEAN?
We do NOT endorse candidates for judicial office. Rather, we evaluate candidates by providing the public with our ratings.
Candidates may be rated as follows:
A candidate may be rated either exceptionally well qualified (EWQ), well qualified (WQ), qualified (Q), or not qualified (NQ) based on various factors including his or her integrity, fairness, legal ability, and demonstrated commitment to equal justice.
The JEC chair notifies the Applicant of the rating within two days by phone or mail. This rating is valid for three years and ratings for candidates actively seeking positions are posted on this website. Although a rating is made public, all information disclosed by the Applicant or the Applicant’s references and all discussions of the Committee are kept confidential.
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT JUDICIAL CANDIDATES ON THE BALLOT?
VotingforJudges.org is a nonpartisan, impartial source of information about judicial elections in the state of Washington. The site was established in 2006 to provide information to voters in connection with the judicial candidates running for election that year.