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LWV League of Women Voters of California
San Luis Obispo County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
 Smart Voter John A. Trice

Candidate for
Superior Court Judge; County of San Luis Obispo; Office 4

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Criminal Prosecutor
  • Enlisted United States Air Force in 1972. After graduating college and law school, returned to active duty as a Captain in JAG Department.
  • Graduate- University of Southern California (Psychology Degree), Graduate- Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles (Juris Doctor Degree)
  • Actively practice civil law through US Air Force "Legal Assistance" program for retired, active duty personnel. Exposed to contract & environment law
  • Began career as S.L.O. Deputy District Attorney in 1984. Continued to serve in USAF as JAG reservist. Currently holds rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
  • 1988 - Led prosecution effort in conviction of Dennis Duane Webb for murders of John and Lori Rainwater of Atascadero.
  • 2001- Led prosecution effort in conviction of Rex Allan Krebs for kidnap and murder of two local college coeds.
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Increase safety of court officers, jurors, and courtroom visitors by instituting heightened security measures.
  • Save county money by modifying the public defender programs to guarantee only the needy receive free legal services.
  • Employ multi-departmental approach (as done in other counties) by having Probation Department personnel present when defendants are sentenced.
Key Endorsements
  • 16 SLO County Judges, including the judge whose seat is to be filled.
  • 6 County Police Chiefs - Atascadero, Morro Bay, AG, Paso Robles, ASH, SLO
  • 8 Police Officers' Assoc.- SLO Sheriffs, SLO City, MB, ASH, Paso, Atasc.
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