Phil Talmadge

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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.