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State of California (All Of Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma Counties) November 5, 2002 Election
California State Court of Appeal; District 1 Division 3 Voter Information

12 Year Term.

Established by a constitutional amendment in 1904, the Courts of Appeal are California's intermediate courts of review. California has six appellate districts, each with at least one division. The six appellate districts are composed of 19 divisions and 105 justices.

Each division has one Presiding Justice and two or more associate justices, appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments. The appointments are confirmed by the public at the next general election; justices also come before voters at the end of their 12-year terms. Vote "Yes" to confirm each of the following justices; vote "No" to oppose confirmation.

Results as of Nov 14 11:14am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (4761/4761)
Candidates (Vote Yes or No for Each)
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Joanne C. Parrilli
636,812 / 77.9% Yes votes ...... 180,937 / 22.1% No votes

(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)

  • Occupation: Associate Justice
  • Addr: 350 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
William R. McGuiness
614,126 / 76.4% Yes votes ...... 189,422 / 23.6% No votes

  • Occupation: Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal,1st Dist., Div. 3
  • Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, 1st Dist. Div. 4 (1997-1998)
  • Judge, Alameda Country Superior Court (1986 - 1997); Elected 1988, 1994
  • Presiding Judge, Alameda County Superior Court (1994, 1995)
  • Deputy Assoc. & Assoc. Deputy United States Attorney General, Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C. (1983 to 1986)
  • Counsel to the President's Task Force on Victim's of Crime, Washington D.C. (1982)
  • Senior Deputy District Attorney and Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County District Attorney's Office (1973 - 1983)
  • Carefully review the record on appeal and the arguments of the parties.
  • Apply the law as set forth by the Constitution, legislative enactments, initiative measures adopted by the electorate and binding case precedent.
Stuart R. Pollak
589,146 / 73.4% Yes votes ...... 213,795 / 26.6% No votes

  • Occupation: Associate Justice First District Court of Appeal
  • 1982-2002 - Judge of the San Francisco Superior Court
  • 1965-1982 - Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady & Pollak; Associate Attorney 1965-1968; Partner 1968-1982
  • 1964 - President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy; Staff Member
  • 1963-1965- United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division; Special Assistant to Assistant Attorney General
  • 1962-1963 -- Law Clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren, and to Justices (Ret.) Stanley Reed and Harold Burton
  • Harvard Law School, LL.B. 1962 (Magna Cum Laude); Stanford University, A.B. 1959 (with Great Honors); Lowell High School, San Francisco; graduated (va
  • To decide cases fairly and without bias
  • To treat all persons in our courts with courtesy and respect
  • To follow and uphold the rule of law

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