Phil Talmadge

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Phil Talmadge
Justice of the Washington Supreme Court
In office
Preceded byJames A. Andersen
Member of the Washington State Senate
from the 34th district
In office
Preceded byNancy Buffington
Succeeded byMichael Heavey
Personal details
Bornc. 1952
Political partyDemocratic

Phil Talmadge (born c. 1952) is an American politician, attorney, and jurist, who is currently a partner at the Seattle, Washington law firm Talmadge/Fitzpatrick.[1] Talmadge graduated from Yale University and received a J.D. from the University of Washington. From 1979 to 1995 he represented West Seattle in the Washington State Senate, earning a reputation as a liberal reformer.[2] After leaving the legislature, Talmadge served a single six-year term on the Supreme Court of Washington.[3] In 2004 he was a candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for Governor of Washington, but withdrew from the race in the face of lackluster polling and personal health problems.[4]


  1. ^ "Our Firm". Talmadge/Fitzpatrick. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  2. ^ Postman, David (4 May 2000). "Talmadge to Leave Supreme Court". Seattle Times. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Supreme Court Justice Phil Talmadge Says He Won't Seek a Second Term". Ellensburg Daily Record. 4 May 2000.
  4. ^ "Phil Talmadge Drops Out Of Governor's Race". KOMO News. 29 April 2004. Retrieved 21 July 2016.