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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 4 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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Maria P. Rivera Click here for more information about this candidate
655,793 / 77.0% Yes votes ...... 195,861 / 23.0% No votes

  • Occupation: Associate Justice
  • 2002-present - Associate Justice
  • 1997-2001 - Superior Court Judge
  • Former Deputy District Attorney and Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Private practice: Bingham, McCutchen, Walnut Creek office
  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of San Francisco School of Law
  • B.A., with distinction, Smith College, Massachusetts
  • Scrupulously follow the letter and the spirit of the law
  • Decide cases impartially, fairly and diligently
  • Continue to work toward improving access and fairness in the judicial system
Patricia K. Sepulveda Click here for more information about this candidate
654,488 / 77.2% Yes votes ...... 193,405 / 22.8% No votes

  • Occupation: Associate Justice
  • Associate Justice--1998--Present
  • Trial Judge--Contra Costa County--1989-1998
  • Deputy District Attorney--Contra Costa County--1978-1989
  • J.D.--Hastings College of the Law--1977
  • A.B.--University of California--1974
  • Decide cases fairly, based upon legal precedent
  • Uphold the law
  • Treat all litigants equally
Ignazio John Ruvolo Click here for more information about this candidate
618,337 / 73.3% Yes votes ...... 225,334 / 26.7% No votes

  • Occupation: Presiding Justice
  • Associate Justice -- 1996-2006
  • Superior Court, Contra Costa -- 1994-1996
  • Private practice, Bronson Bronson & McKinnon -- 1977-1994
  • U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington -- 1972-1977
  • A.B. Rutgers College; J.D. Univ. of San Diego, magna cum laude; L.L.M. Univ. of Virginia
  • Adjunct Professor, Hastings College of the Law; Member, State Bar Comm. to Revise Legal Ethics Rules; Former Chair, CJA Judicial Ethics Committee
  • Follow the law and apply it fairly and impartially
  • Treat all who come before the court with dignity and respect
  • Continue working to improve the quality of ethical justice in California

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