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Imperial, Inyo, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego Counties, CA November 7, 2006 Election
 Smart Voter Patricia D. Benke

Candidate for
California State Court of Appeal; District 4; Division 1

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Associate Justice
  • J.D. University of San Diego School of Law (1974); B.A. California State University, San Diego (1971) Graduated with Highest Honors
  • Appointed Associate Justice in 1987 (rated exceptionally well-qualified); confirmed twice by the voters in 1987 and 1990, and reconfirmed in 1994
  • Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, 1987- present; Judge, San Diego Superior Court, 1985-1987; Judge, San Diego Municipal Court, 1983-1985
  • Deputy Attorney General, Criminal Division, California Attorney General's Office 1974-1983; state president, Association of Deputy Attorneys General
  • Appointed to state advisory committees including the Judicial Council for the State of California and Blue Ribbon Committee on Probation and Parole
  • Lecturer in criminal & civil law, University of San Diego, Cal Western and Thomas Jefferson Law Schools; UCSD and National University
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • To decide cases fairly, impartially and expeditiously according to the law of the State of California and the Constitution of the United States
  • Provide a thorough and vigorous review of each case that comes before me
  • Seek to improve ethical standards within the legal profession
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