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By State Judge Races

Judges are rated on a scale of 1-10 — 10 being best.

“Yes” means vote for the person, “no” means we do not recommend.

Alabama

Supreme Court Place 1: Greg Shaw (Uncontested) Yes


Alaska

Alaska Intermediate Appellate Court; Retention Election

Tracey Wollenberg – Rating 3

Election takes place on November 3.

Recommendation: Recommend a No Vote for Tracy Wollenberg

Alaska Supreme Court; Retention Election

Susan Carney – No rating 4

Election takes place on November 3.

Recommendation: Recommend a No Vote for Susan Carney


Arizona


Arkansas


California Please see by county races. Here


Colorado

Colorado Intermediate Appellate Court; Retention Election

Daniel Taubman – No rating 3

John Webb – Yes rating 8

Craig Welling – No rating 4

Ted C. Tow – No rating 3

The election takes place on November 3.

Recommendation: Recommend No Votes for Taubman, Welling, and Tow who have been appointed by Democratic governors. Recommend a Yes Vote for Webb

Colorado Supreme Court; Retention Election

Melissa Hart – rating 2

Carlos Armando Samour Jr. – rating 3

Election takes place on November 3.

Recommendation: Recommend No Votes for both candidates.


Connecticut

No current elections.


Delaware

No current elections.

Florida

Florida First District Court of Appeal; Retention Election

Joeseph Lewis – Yes rating 7

Scott D. Maker – Yes rating 8

Timothy D. Osterhaus – Yes rating 8

L. Clayton Roberts – Yes rating 7

Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal; Retention Election

Kerry Evander – Yes rating 8

Jamie Rutland Grosshans – Yes rating 7

John M. Harris – Yes rating 7

Richard Orfinger – Yes rating 4

Meredith Sasso – Yes rating 7

Frederic Rand Wallis – Yes rating 7

Retention election takes place on November 3.

Recommendation: Recommend a Yes Vote for all of the candidates.

Florida Third District Court of Appeals; Retention Election

Monica Gordo – Yes rating 9

Eric Hendon – Yes rating 8

Fleur J. Lobree – Yes rating 8

Thomas W. Logue – No rating 5

Bronwyn C. Miller – Yes rating 7

Vance Salter – Yes rating 7

Florida Supreme Court; Retention Election

Carlos Muniz – Yes rating 8

Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal; Retention Election

Alan O. Forst – Yes rating 7

Mark W. Klingensmith – Yes rating 8

Martha Warner – Yes rating 7

Florida Second District Court f Appeal; Retention Election

J. Andrew Atkinson – Yes rating 8

Morris Silberman – Yes rating 8

Daniel H. Sleet Yes rating 7

Andrea Teves Smith – Yes rating 7


Georgia

Elections took place on May 16, 2020.


Hawaii

No current elections.


Idaho

No current elections.


Illinois

No current elections.

Indiana

No current elections.


Iowa

Iowa Supreme Court; Retention Election

Susan Christensen – Yes rating 7

Edward Mansfield – Yes rating 8

Christopher McDonald – Yes rating 8

Thomas Waterman – Yes rating 9

Election takes place on November 3.

Recommendation: Recommend a Yes Vote for all candidates.

Iowa Intermediate Appellate Court; Retention Election

Thomas N. Bower

Sharon Soorholtz Greer

David May

Election takes place on November 3.

Recommendation: Recommend a Yes Vote for all of the candidates.


Kansas

No current elections.


Kentucky

Primary for Kentucky Supreme Court; 7th District (May 19th)

Samuel T. Wright (nonpartisan)

Robert Conley (nonpartisan) (won primary)

Chris Harris (nonpartisan)

Recommendation: Recommend Robert Conley — Yes.


Louisiana


Maine


Maryland

Maryland Court of Appeals; Retention Election

Mary Ellen Barbera – No rating 3

Brynja McDivitt Booth – Yes rating 5

Election takes place on November 3.

Recommendation:

Mary Ellen Barbera: Recommend a No Vote


Massachusetts

No current elections.


Michigan

No current elections.


Minnesota

No current elections.


Mississippi

No current elections.


Missouri

No current elections.


Montana

No current elections.

Nebraska

Nebraska Supreme Court; retention election

Jeffrey Funke – Yes rating 8

Lindsey Miller-Lerman – No rating 5

Nebraska Intermediate Appellate Court; Retention Election

David Arterburn – Yes rating 7

Michael Pirtle – Yes rating 7

Election takes place on November 3.

Recommendation: Recommend a Yes Vote for both candidates.


Nevada

General Election for Nevada Court of Appeals

Bonnie Bulla (nonpartisan) – rating 3

Susan Bush (nonpartisan) – rating 6

Election takes place on November 3.

Recommendation: Both candidates are Democrats. Recommend Susan Bush as the lesser of evils.


New Hampshire

No current elections.


New Jersey

No current elections.


New Mexico

Appellate Court; State of New Mexico; Retention Election

Zachary Ives – No rating 4


New York

No current elections.


North Carolina

Appellate Court; State seat 13

Christopher Brook – rating 3

Jefferson Griffin – rating 6

Appellate Court; State seat 5

Lora Cubbage – rating 4

Willie Fred Gore – rating 7

Appellate Court Seat rating 4

Tricia Shields – rating 6

April C. Wood – rating 9

Supreme Court; Seat 1 Chief Justice

Cheri Beasley – rating 5

Paul Martin Newby – rating 9

Supreme Court; North Carolina, Seat 4

Mark A. Davis – rating 3

Tamera Barringer – rating 8

Appellate Court; State of North Carolina; Seat 7

Reuben Young – rating 3

Jeffery Carpenter – rating 7

Appellate Court; State of North Carolina; Seat 6

Gray Styers – rating 5

Chris Dillion – rating 8

Elections November 3rd.


North Dakota

No current elections.


Ohio

Ohio Intermediate Appellate Court, District 12, Headen’s Seat, Republican Primary Candidates

Mary Lynn Birck (Republican) – rating 7

Matthew Byrne (Republican) – rating 8

Bill Coley (Republican) – rating 7

Noah E. Powers II (Republican) – rating 7

Recommendation: Recommend Matthew Byrne.

Ohio Intermediate Appellate Court, District 8, Headen’s Seat, Democratic Primary Candidates

Lisa Forbes (Democrat) – rating 3

Alyson Monroe Brown (Democrat) – rating 4

Gabriella Rosalina (Democrat) – rating 3

James W. Satola (Democrat) – rating 5

Recommendation: Recommend James W. Satola as the lesser of evils.

Ohio Intermediate Appellate Court, District 8, Blackmon’s Seat, Democratic Primary Candidates

Hugh Carlin (Democrat) – rating 7

Emanuella Groves (Democrat) – rating 3

Denise Nancy Rini (Democrat) – rating 5

Gayle Williams-Byers (Democrat) – rating 4

Recommendation: Recommend Hugh Carlin.

Ohio Intermediate Appellate Court, District 2, Republican Primary Candidates

Chris Epley (Republican) – rating 6

Jeff Rezabek (Republican) – rating 7

Recommendation: Recommend Jeff Rezabek.


Oklahoma

Oklahoma Intermediate Appellate Court; Retention Election

Deborah Barnes – No rating 2

Keith Rapp – No rating 3

Jane Wiseman – No rating 2

Election takes place on November 3.

Recommendation: Recommend a No Vote for all candidates.

Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals; Retention Election

Gary Lumpkin – Yes rating 7

Election takes place on November 3.

Recommendation: Recommend a Yes Vote for Gary Lumpkin.

Oklahoma Supreme Court; Retention Election

Tom Colbert – Yes rating 6

Richard Darby – Yes rating 7

M. John Kane IV Yes rating 7

Dustin Rowe – Yes rating 8

Election takes place on November 3.

Recommendation: Recommend a Yes Vote for all four candidates.


Oregon

No current elections.


Pennsylvania

No current elections.

Rhode Island

No current elections.


South Carolina

No current elections.


South Dakota

South Dakota Supreme Court; Retention Election

Steven Jensen – Yes rating 6

Election takes place on November 3.

Recommendation: Recommend a Yes Vote for Steven Jensen.


Tennessee

Appellate Court; State of Tennessee; Retention Election

Carma Dennia McGee – rating 9


Texas

SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS: 9 Justices, Statewide, Based in Austin

Chief Justice:  Amy Clark Meachum (D) v. Nathan Hecht* (R)

Place 6:  Kathy Cheng (D) v. Jane Bland* (R)

Place 7: Staci Williams (D) v. Jeff Boyd* (R)

Place 8:  Gisela Triana (D) v. Brett Busby* (R)

TEXAS COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS:  9 Justices, Statewide, Based in Austin

Place 3:  Elizabeth D. Frizell (D) v. Bert Richardson* (R)

Place 4:  Tina Clinton (D) v. Kevin Patrick Yeary* (R)

Place 9:  Brandon T. Birmingham (D) v. David Newell* (R)

1st Court of Appeals:  9 Justices, 10 Counties, Based in Houston

Concurrent Jurisdiction with 14th Court

Place 3:  Veronica Rivas-Molloy (D) v.  Russell Lloyd* (R)

Place 5 OPEN SEAT:  Amparo M. Guerra (D) v. James Lombardino (R), Terry Adams (R) (REPUBLICAN RUNOFF)

2nd Court of Appeals:  7 Justices, 12 Counties, Based in Fort Worth

Place 2:  Dana Womack* (R)

Place 6:  Delonia A. Watson (D) v. Mike Wallach* (R)

Place 7 OPEN SEAT:  Elizabeth Beach (R) v Brian K. Walker (R) (REPUBLICAN RUNOFF)

3rd Court of Appeals:  6 Justices, 24 Counties, Based in Austin

Chief Justice: Darlene Byrne (D) v. Jeff Rose* (R)

4th Court of Appeals:  7 Justices, 32 Counties, Based in San Antonio

Chief Justice OPEN SEAT:  Rebeca C. Martinez (D) v. Renee A. Yanta (R)

5th Court of Appeals:  13 Justices, 6 Counties, Based in Dallas

Place 3:  Bonnie Goldstein (D) v. David Evans* (R)

Place 6:  Stephen Craig Smith (D) v. David L. Bridges* (R)

Place 8:  Dennise Garcia (D) v. Bill Whitehill* (R)

6th Court of Appeals:  3 Justices, 19 Counties, Based in Texarkana

Place 3:  Ralph K. Burgess* (R)

7th Court of Appeals:  4 Justices, 32 Counties, Based in Amarillo

Chief Justice:  Brian Quinn* (R)

Place 4: Steven M. Denny (R)

8th Court of Appeals:  3 Justices, 18 Counties, Based in El Paso

Chief Justice OPEN SEAT:  Yvonne T. Rodriguez (D) v. Jeff Alley* (R)

9th Court of Appeals:  4 Justices, 10 Counties, Based in Beaumont

Chief Justice OPEN SEAT:  Jay M. Wright (R) v William “Scott” Golemon (R) (REPUBLICAN RUNOFF)

10th Court of Appeals: 3 Justices, 18 Counties, Based in Waco

Place 2 OPEN SEAT:  Matt Johnson (R)

Place 3:  John Neill* (R)

11th Court of Appeals:  3 Justices, 28 Counties, Based in Eastland

Place 2 OPEN SEAT:  W. Bruce Williams (R)

Place 3 OPEN SEAT:  W. Stacy Trotter (R)

12th Court of Appeals:  3 Justices, 17 Counties, Based in Tyler

Chief Justice:  James T. (Jim) Worthen* (R)

13th Court of Appeals:  6 Justices, 20 Counties, Based in Corpus Christi & Edinburg

Place 4:  Migdalia Lopez (D) v. Jaime Tijerina* (R)

Place 6:  Nereida Lopez-Singleterry (D) v. Clarissa Silva (R)

14th Court of Appeals:  9 Justices, 10 Counties, Based in Houston

Concurrent Jurisdiction with 1st Court

Chief Justice OPEN SEAT:  Jane Robinson (D) v. Tracy Christopher (R)

Place 7:  Tamika Craft (D) v Cheri Thomas (D) v. Ken Wise* (R) (DEMOCRATIC RUNOFF)


Utah

Utah Intermediate Appellate Court; Retention Election (November 3rd, 2020)

Michele Christiansen – Yes rating 8

Diana Hagen – Yes rating 7

Ryan M. Harris – Yes rating 7

David Mortensen – Yes rating 6

Gregory Orme – Yes rating 8

Jill Pohlman – Yes rating 7

Recommendation: Recommend a Yes Vote for all candidates.

Utah Supreme Court; Retention Election

John A. Pearce –

Recommendation: Recommend a Yes Vote for John Pearce.

Intermediate Appellate Court, Retention Election: (Nov 3rd) Yes vote for all candidates.


Vermont

No current elections.


Virginia

No current elections.


Washington

No current elections.


West Virginia

Supreme Court of Appeals

Tim Armstead – rating 8

David W. Hummel Jr. – rating 4

Richard Neely – rating 5


Wisconsin

General Election for Wisconsin Court of Appeals; District II

Paul Bugenhagen Jr. (nonpartisan) – rating 7

Lisa Neubauer (nonpartisan) – rating 4

Election takes place on April 7.

Recommendation: Recommend yes Paul Bugenhagen Jr.

General Election for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Daniel Kelly (incumbent) – rating 7

Jill Karofsky – rating 3

Recommendation: Recommend Daniel Kelly.


Wyoming

Wyoming Supreme Court; Retention Election

Lynne Boomgaarden – Yes rating 7

Kari Gray – Yes rating 7

Election takes place on November 3.

Recommendation: Recommend a Yes Vote for both candidates.

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