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Santa Clara County, CA June 3, 2014 Election
Smart Voter Official Statement for Stuart Scott

Candidate for
Judge - Superior Court; County of Santa Clara; Office 4

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

Occupation:Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara County
Education and Qualifications:

Award-winning prosecutor Stuart Scott is endorsed by 60 Superior Court Judges (current/ret); sole endorsement from retiring Judge Gilbert Brown to replace him for seat #4. Judge Sharon Chatman: "Stuart Scott will make an excellent judge. He's experienced, qualified and respected for his dedication to public safety, justice & fairness."

Police credit Scott with reducing local gang crime. For 21-years, he's protected Santa Clara County from the most violent criminals; convicting over 1,000 gang members, murderers, child molesters, rapists and other criminals; trying more than 100 jury trials. Supports treatment for non-violent mentally ill and drug offenders.

Scott received the prestigious "Helping Hand Award" for helping mainly Spanish-speaking sexual assault victims. He prosecuted one of the earliest hate crimes in County history and is endorsed by La Raza Lawyers, National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors.

Law enforcement overwhelmingly endorses Scott: Sheriff Laurie Smith, Deputy Sheriffs, 13 Police Associations; current/ret. leaders: District Attorney George Kennedy, Supervisors Mike Wasserman, Cindy Chavez, Don Gage, Liz Kniss, San Jose Councilmembers Pete Constant, Sam Liccardo, Madison Nguyen, Johnny Khamis. Strongly supported by public defenders, prosecutors. Santa Clara University Law Degree. U.S. Army Airborne Officer. Volunteer youth coach; married with 2 daughters and 1 son. http://www.stuartscottforjudge.com

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