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Santa Clara County, CA June 2, 1998 Primary

District Attorney

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George W. Kennedy 159,338 votes 74.6%

  • Occupation: District Attorney, Santa Clara County
  • Helped achieve lowest crime rate among large California counties
  • Highest felony conviction rate in California
  • Current president, California District Attorneys Association
  • Graduate FBI Law Academy and National College of District Attorneys
  • Law Degree (Juris Doctor), University of Southern California
  • Age 52, Married, Two children
  • Low violent crime rate
  • Low non-violent crime rate
  • Efficiency
Mel Anderson 54,146 votes 25.4%
  • Occupation: Deputy District Attorney
  • Cum Laude Graduate of Law School
  • Former Management Consultant for 15 years
  • Lifelong resident of Santa Clara County
  • B.A. Economics U.C. Berkeley
  • Currently Career Criminal Trial Attorney
  • First Full Time Domestic Violence Felony Attorney
  • Implement Three Strikes Sentencing in Santa Clara County
  • Double the number of Felony Trial Attorneys in Domestic Violence
  • Launch proactive law enforcememt measures with Police Agencies in Santa Clara County

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