You may be aware that a bill was filed to make judicial elections partisan again. It was tabled by the Committee chair, so my understanding is that the bill is dead.
Sid Salter wrote an excellent article titled “Reality is judicial races are partisan.”
Sid’s article is correct, in my opinion. The biggest problem in judicial elections is that our statutes and Code of Judicial Conduct have not kept up with U. S. Supreme Court and other federal court decisions holding similar statutes and judicial code of conduct provisions unconstitutional.
Our next judicial election is in 2018. I urge the Legislature and the Supreme Court to get our statutes and Code of Judicial in order.