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Santa Clara County, CA June 5, 2012 Election
Smart Voter Official Statement for Cynthia A. Sevely

Candidate for
Judge - Superior Court; County of Santa Clara; Office 7

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

Occupation: Deputy District Attorney
Education and Qualifications:

Sheriff Laurie Smith: "Cynthia's reputation for integrity and fairness will make her an excellent judge." Cynthia has prosecuted thousands of criminals as a 28 year veteran at District Attorney's Office. She specialized in handling cases involving rapes and child molestations, physical abuse of children/elderly, and child/elder homicides. She received the Victim Advocate Award from the Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

As the Director of the D.A's Office Law Clerk and College Internship Programs, Cynthia is a dedicated mentor to the students. Assigned to the Motions Unit, she ensures that valid convictions are not overturned on appeal.

Cynthia was given the special assignment of commencing criminal prosecutions on all the animal cruelty and neglect cases in the County.

Cynthia supports drug treatment programs and rehabilitation for low level, non-violent drug offenders and the fair treatment of the mentally ill in the court system. Cynthia believes that all parties who come to court, whether they are a victim, witness, juror, or the accused should be treated with dignity and respect.

Endorsements: Sheriff Laurie Smith, Supervisor Dave Cortese, 40 Superior Court Judges/Commissioners (current/ret.), 9 Peace Officers' Associations, community leaders, and the County's top prosecutors and attorneys.

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