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Santa Clara County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Judge - Superior Court; County of Santa Clara; Office 9 Voter Information

6 Year Term.

Results as of Nov 20 3:06pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (1220/1220)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Arthur Bocanegra 129,843 votes 53.6%

  • Occupation: Attorney in Santa Clara County
  • Approximately 22 years of civil & criminal law experience.
  • Endorsed by over 40 Judges
  • Graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Endorsed by Santa Clara County Deputy Sheriffs Association & Santa Clara County Firefighters Association
  • Deputy City Attorney with San Jose City Attorney's Office
  • Certified with the State of Bar California as a specialist in the area of Criminal Law
  • Fostering respect for the judiciary. Honesty and integrity
  • Safety of our community and protection of the rights of victims
  • Support drug treatment programs & rehabilitation for minor drug offenders, minor offenders and fair treatment of the mentally ill
George Chadwick 112,462 votes 46.4%
  • Occupation: Deputy District Attorney (S. C. County deputy prosecutor)
  • Senior Deputy D.A., previously Sexual Assault prosecutor, prev. Career Criminal prosecutor (see bio)
  • Previously Litigation Associate, responsible for complex litigation, high tech counseling (see bio)
  • Sole candidate employed in law enforcement (see bio)
  • Sole candidate who has prosecuted serious and violent cases (see bio)
  • Five newspaper articles/editorials about George's efforts to protect ethics in this campaign, plus Channel 11 interview about "running clean"
  • Yale B.A. Economics and Political Science 1980, Santa Clara Univ. School of Law J.D. (with honors) 1987, Comparative Law Oxford Univ. 1985 (see bio)
  • Understand cultural, scientific, family, legal, and employment backgrounds of all litigants to remove bias and promote credibility of courtroom
  • Continue to protect families and children in the courtroom from abuse; foster atmosphere of truth-seeking and strict adherence to the law
  • Promote unbiased access to the courts for ALL members of community; promote understanding of process and law and trust in system for all groups

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Candidates Forum
Oct. 17, 7:30-8:30 p.m., M.V. Council Chambers, 500 Castro St. (and candidates for El Camino Hosp. Dist. 7-7:30, U.S. Cong.Dist 14, 8:30-9, State Assembly Dist. 22, 9:15-9:30)
sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters of Los Altos/Mtn. View Area, Palo Alto, and Cupertino/Sunnyvale

Candidates Forum
Oct. 19, 10-12 a.m., Campbell Community Center (corner Campbell & Winchester), Bldg Q, Roosevelt Redwood Rm.
sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters of S.W. Santa Clara Valley and San Jose/Santa Clara

Candidates Forum
Oct. 23, 8-9 p.m., (& 7-8 15th Cong. Dist.), Quinlan Center, 10185 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino
sponsored by League of Women Voters of Cupertino/Sunnyvale and AAUW
News and Analysis

San Jose Mercury News - Oct. 26

Campbell Reporter - Oct. 23
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