Lucas remains on the seat in one race while another looks to
replace retiring judge
BY CHUCK TUCK | JOURNAL REPORTER Making the right choice is in the hands of voters
Voting has ended and Superior Court Judge Position 8 will be named.
The unofficial result as of Sunday, August 24, 2008, shows David F. Hulbert with 48.21 percent of the votes, and Eric Z. Lucas having 51.33 percent.
Hulbert, who was the incumbent four years ago, lost his seat to then newcomer Lucas, and seems to have narrowly missed out this time in returning to the bench.
Although he has had favorable marks from his peers, the voters have once again made their choice for another four-year term with Lucas.
In a letter to the Journal, Hulbert said that he plans to continue serving the community to the best of his ability, and graciously thanked his supporters.
“I want to first extend my thanks to the over 50,000 citizens who voted for me and to all who participated in the recent election,” Hulbert wrote. “I have enjoyed the support of my fellow citizens in elections since 1984 and I am so honored to have been so well received again this year. As a native Lake Stevens resident I am so pleased to have the support of my friends and family and I look forward to continuing to serve the community in any way I can. I also look forward to continuing to work for the cause of good leadership and a qualified judiciary. Finally, I wish each and every one of my friends and neighbors God’s blessing in their lives.”
In the race for Superior Court Judge Position 6, a possible heated race could be mounting for the general election between George Appel and Joseph P. Wilson.
Primary election votes showed Wilson with 36.34 percent, Appel having 41.91 percent, and Jim Johanson with 21.25 percent of the votes.
Johanson has already conceded leaving Wilson and Appel to face-off in the general election on Nov. 4.
In an earlier interview, both were modest and said they believed themselves to be the best candidate for the position of Superior Court Judge Position 6, but neither said they were better than another, each candidate is qualified that is running for the seat.
While all of the candidates expressed their thanks to their supporters, Appel said this is only the first phase, and that there is still much work to be done.
“I feel pretty good about the primary results, and I thank the voters for their support,” Appel said. “I’d also like to thank our volunteers and those who support me in various ways. The first phase of the campaign is complete but we still have a lot of work to do for the general election.”
It will be up to voters in Nov. to determine who they feel will best represent and uphold law and justice for a four-year term.
Readers may want to visit www.votingforjudges.org and read the voting for judges FAQ’s to learn the importance of selecting the right person for the position of Superior Court Judge.