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San Diego County, CA June 8, 2010 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for DeAnn Salcido

Candidate for
Superior Court Judge; County of San Diego; Office 27

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Judge DeAnn Salcido is a Superior Court Judge and former prosecutor with more than two decades of legal experience. Judge Salcido also strives to be active in professional and community organizations that are dedicated to improving the lives of others.

As a deputy district attorney in San Diego County, Salcido was a member of the trial team responsible for the prosecution of all types of trials, including felonies and misdemeanors, in the juvenile delinquency system. In Los Angeles County she prosecuted approximately 200 Juvenile Delinquency Petitions with cases ranging in severity from shoplifting to rape to attempted murder.

Judge Salcido is currently assigned to Criminal Court where she participates in Drug Court and handles criminal cases at the pre-trial stage. The majority of these cases involve domestic violence, drugs and alcohol.

In 2000, she became the first Latina to serve as President of the Lawyers Club of San Diego, an organization with over 1000 members whose mission is to improve the lives of women in the law and in society.

Judge Salcido is a 1983 graduate of the University of California at San Diego and was appointed by Chancellor Robert Dynes in 1999 to UCSD's Board of Overseers. She is also a founding member of the UCSD Hispanic Scholarship Council, an organization that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for student scholarships. For these efforts, Judge Salcido received a Distinguished Service Award from the UCSD Alumni Association in 2002.

Judge Salcido received her Juris Doctor degree in 1989 from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

Judge Salcido welcomes invitations to speak to schoolchildren about the importance and power of obtaining a good education. Judge Salcido hopes her two sons will some day come to share in her belief that one person can make a difference. She currently handles criminal cases at the pre-trial stage. The majority of these cases involve domestic violence, drugs and alcohol.

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