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Santa Clara County, CA June 5, 2012 Election
Judge - Superior Court; County of Santa Clara; Office 7 Voter Information

6 Year Term.

Results as of Jul 3 3:58pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (874/874)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Cynthia A. Sevely Click here for more information about this candidate 168,304 votes 74.37%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Deputy District Attorney
  • Graduated from St. Francis High School, Santa Clara University, and Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Veteran prosecutor of 28 years, specialized in prosecuting rapes, child molests, elder abuse, and child and elder homicides.
  • Held special assignment of commencing prosecution on all animal cruelty and neglect cases in the County.
  • Director of the Law Clerk and College Internship Programs at the D.A.'s Office
  • Received the Victim Advocate Award from the Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
  • Currently on Motions Team ensuring valid convictions are not overturned on appeal.
  • Serve our community with integrity, fairness, and efficiency.
  • Treat all parties who come to court with dignity and respect.
  • Support drug treatment programs and rehabilitation for low level, non-violent drug offenders.
Steven R. "Steve" Pogue Click here for more information about this candidate 57,998 votes 25.63%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Self-Employed Attorney
  • A Judge for All the People
  • Lifelong San Josean
  • Family Man - Father of Seven Children
  • Serving the Community Since 1992
  • Fairness to All Who Come Before the Court
  • Access to the Judicial System for All Who Need It
  • Creative Solutions to Crowded Courts in Complex Times

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  Candidates Answer Questions

The Leagues of Women Voters of Santa Clara County has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 3 questions on Sentencing, Experience, and Eliminate Bias.

Official Information

The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara

Candidate Statements Produced by the Midpeninsula Community Media Center

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Candidates - Office #7
All candidates were invited to participate.

Candidate Forums

  • Thursday, May 24, 2012
    7:00-9:00 p.m.
    Mountain View City Hall, Council Chambers
    500 Castro ST
    Mountain View, CA
    (Parking available in the underground garage.)
  • Saturday, April 14, 2012
    10:00 a.m.
    Campbell Community Center, room C-35
    1 W. Campbell AVE
    Campbell, CA 95008
    (Enter on Winchester side to park.)
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