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Orange County, CA June 2, 1998 Primary

Judge of the Superior Court; Office 21

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John M. Watson 244,614 votes 74.0%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: O.C. Superior Court Judge
  • Twenty year Prosecutor
  • Orange County Resident
  • Professor of Law-Chapman Law School
  • Loyola University B.A.
  • U.C.L.A. Juris Doctorate
  • Family Man
  • Wrote nation's first anti-stalking law ever-copied in 50 states !!!!!!!
  • Favors three strikes legislation-put the worst away the longest !!!!!!
  • Favors Death Penalty in appropriate cases. Put four killers there !!!!
Richard Hawkins 84,208 votes 25.5%
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Cumberland Law School, Lebanon, TN
  • WW II U.S. Army Air Corps, B-17 Pilot
  • Practiced 40 years in civil law
  • Hard on crime, especially gangs and drug related crimes
  • Making courts more accessible to less affluent people
  • Making the system less intimidating to people

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