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Chelan County Judge John Bridges – who presided over Gregoire/Rossi election challenge – will retire

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on Jan. 11, 2011 at 10:17 am with 3 Comments »
January 11, 2011 10:17 am

Here’s the story from the Wenatchee World that reports that Judge John Bridges will retire.

The small-county judge became known statewide when he got the assignment to preside over the challenge to the 2004 governor’s election. While he found some irregularities in vote counting in King County, Bridges ruled there was not evidence that the election should be overturned.

Judge John Bridges (AP photo by Elaine Thompson

The decision confirmed Chris Gregoire’s election as governor. Rossi and Republicans did not appeal the decision.

Bridges, 64, said he decided last year to leave the bench, after he began “going to bed Sunday night and worrying about what you were going to face Monday morning, and maybe not looking forward to it like I once did.”

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  1. steilacoomtaxpayer says:

    Thanks for Chris, your Honor. Enjoy your sunset years as we enjoy her body of work with spending and taxing.

  2. Did anyone ever reveal why he wore earrings, and why the GOP ignored that fact in agreeing that he could conduct the trial?

  3. If the military votes had been counted Dino would have won hands down going away. Funny how all the ballots made it to Iraq the day of the election. Isn’t that irregular?

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