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Santa Clara County, CA March 5, 2002 Election
Judge of the Superior Court; County of Santa Clara; Office 16 Voter Information

6 Year Term.

Results as of Apr 19 10:56am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (1199/1199)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Ron M. Del Pozzo 53,101 votes 29.4%

  • Occupation: Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney
  • Senior Deputy District Attorney who prosecutes violent felons
  • Tried nearly 100 adults and juvenile cases. Won every felony trial
  • Successful businessperson prior to legal profession
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Juris Doctorate
  • Received the prestigious Phillip Burton Award for Outstanding Community Service
  • Active supporter of Next Door Battered Womens Shelter, Firefighters Toys for Tots, Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Dedication to fairness for all
  • Restoration of public confidence in the judicial system
  • Increased accessibility to the courts
Aaron Persky 52,025 votes 28.8%
  • Occupation: Santa Clara County Criminal Prosecutor
  • Phi Beta Kappa Stanford Graduate
  • Law Degree from UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall
  • Former Civil Litigator at Morrison & Foerster
  • Support Network for Battered Women Executive Committee Member
  • Santa Clara County Network for a Hate-Free Community Executive Committee Member
  • Former Trade Investigator for U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Equal access to justice for all
  • Effective use of technology in the courtoom
Michael Millen 41,359 votes 22.9%
  • Occupation: Superior Court Attorney
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, M.B.A., J.D.
  • Highly experienced civil and criminal attorney
  • Experienced as a judge pro tem for courts
  • Called upon by the Superior Court to judicially arbitrate cases
  • Significant pro bono work
  • Has worked hard to make the court system work better through Bar Association service with judges
  • Help Santa Clara County become the model high tech court of the nation
  • Be fair and unbaised in all proceedings
  • Maintain high standards and integrity
Thomas Spielbauer 34,202 votes 18.9%
  • Occupation: Deputy Public Defender
  • Attorney for 24 years. I am the most experienced candidate.
  • Active Duty Army Officer for 3.5 years
  • " ... a bright, creative attorney ..." - San Jose Mercury News
  • Enforce the law and honor the Bill of Rights.
  • Live my oath to Protect and Defend the US and California Constitutions.
  • That America truly remain the "land of the free."

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  Nonpartisan Information

State Bar Assoc. - Member Records Online

San Francisco Recorder and Santa Clara County Bar Association public forum
Tuesday, Feb.12 - 5 to 6 p.m.
Board of Supervisor Chambers, Newton Auditorium
70 West Hedding St. San Jose, CA

LWV Judicial Candidate Forum
Feb. 21 - 7 to 9 p.m.
Mtn. View City Hall - Council Chambers
500 Castro St.
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