The editorial board is on the home stretch with our candidate interviews for endorsements. In the remaining days, we’ll be focusing on state Supreme Court and Pierce County Superior Court races.
Today we talked with the four candidates hoping to replace retiring Justice Tom Chambers on the state Supreme Court: former Pierce County Executive John Ladenburg, former Justice Richard Sanders, King County Superior Court Judge Bruce Hilyer and Bainbridge Island attorney Sheryl Gordon McCloud.
There was a lot of legal and cerebral firepower in the room, and we were impressed with the cases they made for themselves. We haven’t talked yet about whether we will endorse one or two candidates (the top-two vote-getters will proceed to the November general election unless one of them unexpectedly garners more than 50 percent of the vote).
Each candidate brings different strengths and philosophies to the race. This will be one of the tougher choices we’ll have to make when we sit down as a board to talk about our endorsements.