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State of California (Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma Counties) November 7, 2006 Election
California State Court of Appeal; District 1; Division 2 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.

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Results as of Nov 14 5:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (4807/4807)
Candidates (Vote Yes or No for Each)
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James A. Richman Click here for more information about this candidate
633,074 / 75.1% Yes votes ...... 209,541 / 24.9% No votes

  • Occupation: Associate Justice
  • Associate Justice, 2006-present
  • Trial Judge, Alameda County Superior Court, 1996-2006
  • Private practice, Cooley Godward LLP, 1967-1996
  • J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor, University of San Francisco School of Law, 1972-1997, 2000-2001
  • Follow the law and decide cases fairly and impartially
  • Treat all persons who come before the court with dignity and respect
  • Continue efforts to improve the quality of justice in California
Paul R. Haerle Click here for more information about this candidate
627,667 / 74.2% Yes votes ...... 217,751 / 25.8% No votes

  • Occupation: Associate Justice
  • B.A., Yale University, 1953
  • J.D., University of Michigan, 1956
  • Attorney, Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges, San Francisco, 1956-1967 & 1969-1994
  • Member, California Judges Assn., 1994-current
  • Trusteee, World Affairs Council of Northern California, 1996-2002
  • Fellow (later Judicial Fellow), American College of Trial Lawyers, 1984-current
  • Maintain and demonstrate the highest quality in my judicial efforts
  • Work to maintain the independence of the judiciary
  • Exhibit the maximum of good judicial temperament in the courtroom and in my judicial opinions

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