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Santa Clara County, CA June 2, 1998 Primary

Judge of the Superior Court; Office 3

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Joyce Allegro 79,603 votes 36.2%

  • Occupation: Deputy District Attorney
  • 20 years as a prosecutor
  • Twice named the Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year in Santa Clara County 1993 &1996
  • Prosecutor of the Year 1996 Citizens Against Homicide
  • First woman on the D.A.'s Homicide Team
  • Established first Domestic Violence Team in the D.A.'s office
  • Support Network for Battered Women Board of Directors for six years
  • Decisions will be based upon the law rather than a desire to favor one side over the other.
  • Respect for jurors, witnesses, victims and all parties.
  • Efficiency of court procedures to benefit all parties, jurors and witnesses.
Jamie Jacobs-May 70,584 votes 32.1%
  • Occupation: Judge of the Municipal Court
  • Now serving as Superior Court Judge
  • Elected Presiding Judge, 1997
  • 9 Years - Municipal Court Judge - TWICE elected
  • 7 Years - State Prosecutor/Deputy Attorney General
  • 5 Years - Deputy County Counsel, specializing in child abuse cases
  • 6 Years - Teaching Judges statewide
  • Public Confidence in the Judiciary
  • Broadened Judicial Knowledge and Community Involvement
  • Judicial Efficiency and Technology
David A. Cena 69,969 votes 31.8%
  • Occupation: Judge, Santa Clara County
  • Appointed Judge, Municipal Court, 1995 by Gov. Pete Wilson
  • Elected Judge, Municipal Court, 1996
  • 17 years civil trial experience, 1979-1995; Popelka, Allard, McCowan & Bondonno (1993-1995); Popelka, Allard, McCowan & Jones (1979-1993)
  • J.D. Degree, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA May 1978;Thurston Society
  • A.B. Degree, University of California, Davis, 1975; with honors
  • A.A. Degree, College of the Siskiyous, 1973
  • Maintaining a judiciary free of special interest group influence.
  • Bringing my expertise in complex litigation typical of Silicon Valley to the Superior Court.
  • Utilizing rehabilitation and treatment in appropriate drug cases.

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