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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 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.

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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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William R. McGuiness Click here for more information about this candidate
650,364 / 76.6% Yes votes ...... 198,397 / 23.4% No votes

  • Occupation: Presiding Justice
  • Judge of the Alameda County Superior Court (1986 to 1997) (elected 1988,1994)
  • Presiding Judge of the Alameda County Superior Court (1994,1995)
  • Deputy Associate and Associate Deputy United States Attorney General, United States Department of Justice, Washington D.C.(1983 to 1986)
  • Counsel to the President's Task Force on Victims of Crime, Washington D.C. (1982)
  • Senior Deputy District Attorney and Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County District Attorney's Office (1973 to 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.
  • Provide concise, timely and clear decisions.
Peter John Siggins Click here for more information about this candidate
620,425 / 74.1% Yes votes ...... 217,302 / 25.9% No votes

  • Occupation: Associate Justice
  • B.A. Loyola Marymount University
  • J.D. Univ. of Calif. Hastings College of the Law
  • Legal Affairs Secretary - Office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Chief Deputy Attorney General - California Department of Justice - Office of Attorney General Bill Lockyer
  • California Daily Journal - 100 Most Influential Attorneys in California 2004 and 2005
  • California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award for Public Policy 2004
  • Dedication to fairness and equal application of the rule of law to all.
  • Respect and compassion for all those who have business before the courts.
  • Appreciation that judicial, and all government power, is derived from the consent of the people.

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