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Santa Clara County, CA June 5, 2012 Election
 Smart Voter Christopher E. "Chris" Cobey

Candidate for
Judge - Superior Court; County of Santa Clara; Office 5

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Workplace Rights Attorney
  • Temporary Judge, appointed by the Santa Clara County Superior Court
  • 37 years as a practicing attorney (criminal, civil, juvenile law); specialty: employment litigation , counseling, and training
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for at-risk youth; trained in Milpitas; sworn in by Santa Clara County Superior Court Commissioner
  • Highest professional attorney rating from Martindale-Hubbell ("AV") for more than 25 years; named "Super Lawyer" in employment litigation
  • Served as mayor (two terms); city council (two terms), planning commission, civil service commission; lecturer: SJSU, Mission College, UCSC Extension
  • Attended Pomona College; B.A., Stanford University (pol sci., with distinction/honors); J.D., UC Davis (Martin Luther King Hall; law review)
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Firm, fair, and informed on criminal and juvenile cases, including sentencing and treatment options for substance abusers
  • Bringing my criminal, civil, juvenile (CASA), and ADR state court and federal court experience to the Santa Clara County Superior Court
  • Treatment of all court participants (parties, attorneys, jurors, witnesses) with dignity and respect
Questions on Issues

The Leagues of Women Voters of Santa Clara County asked questions on the issues of all candidates for this office.
Read the answers from Christopher E. "Chris" Cobey
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Key Endorsements
  • Dozens of current and former California Superior Court Judges/officeholders
  • San Jose Mercury News, Santa Clara County Bar Association (attys/judges)
  • Congressmember Anna Eshoo, CA Legislators Joe Simitian and Rich Gordon
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