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California State Government November 3, 1998 General

California Supreme Court

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Ronald M. George 4,654,671 votes 75.5%

  • Occupation: Chief Justice
  • Associate Justice, California Supreme Court (1991-1996)
  • Second District Court of Appeal (1987-1991)
  • Presiding Judge -- Criminal Division, Los Angeles Superior Court (1978-1987)
  • President, California Judges Association (1982)
  • Los Angeles Municipal Court (1972-1978)
  • California Deputy Attorney General (1965-1972)
  • Maintain and preserve a fair and impartial judiciary
  • Increase funding for California's court system to increase accessibility and security
  • Improve the jury system to encourage all Californians to participate when called
Janice R. Brown 4,374,827 votes 76.0%
  • Occupation: Associate Justice
Ming William Chin 4,202,086 votes 69.3%
  • Occupation: Associate Justice, California Supreme Court
  • Justice, 1st District Court of Appeals
  • Judge, Alameda Superior Court
  • Partner, Aiken Kramer & Cummings, Oakland
  • Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County
  • Decorated Vietnam War Veteran
  • USF and USF School of Law Graduate
  • To maintain a fair, impartial and independent judiciary
  • To ensure integrity, courage and fairness in the Court
  • To treat all people before the Court with respect and dignity
Stanley Mosk 4,156,879 votes 70.6%
  • Occupation: Associate Justice Cal. Supreme Ct.
  • Ph.B. University of Chicago; law schools, University of Chicago and J.D. Southwestern University (Los Angeles); The Hague Academy of International Law
  • US Army; practicing lawyer; University of California Board of Regents
  • Trial Judge; Elected and re-elected Attorney General, California's Chief Law Enforcement Official; Cal. Judicial Council; Justice, Cal. Supreme Court
  • Honorary LLD. degrees from various universities; Declared "one of the finest constitutional lawyers in the U.S." (Sen. Sam Ervin)
  • Endorsed by Democrats, Republicans, District Attorneys, Labor and many other organizations.
  • For each year in the last decade (and this year)has authored more opinions than any other Supreme Court Justice
  • Properly apply the law
  • Independence and impartiality
  • Justice

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