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Charles W. Johnson

Born: c. 1951
Birthplace: Tacoma, WA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Judge

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Justice, Washington Supreme Court

Placed his name on the ballot and defeated Chief Justice Keith M. Callow, despite having done no campaigning and without any judicial experience whatsoever. Johnson ran for office on principle, that candidates ought not run unopposed -- himself not expecting to win. Callow's loss came as a shock to other justices, forcing them to realize the necessity of campaigning.

Father: (attorney)
Wife: Dana

    High School: Curtis High School, University Place, WA
    University: University of Washington (1974)
    Law School: Seattle University School of Law (1976)

    Washington State Supreme Court Justice (1991-)
    Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association 1977
    Washington State Bar Association 1977


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