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Santa Clara County, CA June 5, 2012 Election
Smart Voter Official Statement for Paul Colin

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

This is a copy of information submitted to elections officials by the candidate

Occupation: Deputy District Attorney
Age: 57
Education and Qualifications:
Paul Colin is the only candidate endorsed by over 40 Judges (current/ret.) and retiring incumbent Judge Jerome Brock: "Paul is the best choice to succeed me. He will follow the law with fairness and impartiality."

Paul left a successful high tech business career to work in public service and the administration of justice. A prosecutor for 19 years, Paul is widely respected for his integrity. He has handled hundreds of cases including sexual assault, DUI, and fraud. Paul's numerous jury trials include felony convictions in a $73 million scam that swindled retirement money from seniors. He currently protects homeowners from real estate fraud. Paul supports treatment for nonviolent drug offenders and mentally ill defendants. Paul serves as a Small Claims Judge Pro-Tem.

Paul volunteers to judge High School Youth Practice Trials, and has guest-lectured at Santa Clara University Law School.

Endorsements: Police Officers Associations of San Jose, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Gilroy, Deputy Sheriffs. Santa Clara County Supervisors: Cortese, Kniss, Shirakawa, Wasserman, Yeager, Susie Wilson (ret.), Don Gage (ret.); all 10 San Jose City Councilmembers; Assemblymembers Beall, Coto, Fong; Former Mayor Larry Stone; Phil Hammer.

Sheriff Laurie Smith: "Paul knows how to keep our community safe and is highly respected by law enforcement."

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