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State of California (All Of Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma Counties) November 5, 2002 Election
California State Court of Appeal; District 1 Division 1 Voter Information

12 Year Term.

Established by a constitutional amendment in 1904, the Courts of Appeal are California's intermediate courts of review. California has six appellate districts, each with at least one division. The six appellate districts are composed of 19 divisions and 105 justices.

Each division has one Presiding Justice and two or more associate justices, appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments. The appointments are confirmed by the public at the next general election; justices also come before voters at the end of their 12-year terms. Vote "Yes" to confirm each of the following justices; vote "No" to oppose confirmation.

Results as of Nov 14 11:14am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (4761/4761)
Candidates (Vote Yes or No for Each)
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Sandra L. Margulies
639,368 / 77.2% Yes votes ...... 188,603 / 22.8% No votes

  • Occupation: Associate Justice
  • Associate Justice, First District Court of Appeal, since 2002
  • Judge of the Superior Court, County of Alameda, 1988-2002
  • Judge of the Municipal Court, San Leandro-Hayward Judicial District, 1985-1988
  • Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County District Attorney's Office, 1977-1985
  • Graudate of Southwestern University School of Law, J.D. and University of California at Los Angeles, B.A.-History
  • Maintain a fair, impartial, and independent judiciary
  • Treat all persons before the court with courtesy and respect
  • Follow and uphold the rule of law
James J. Marchiano
620,220 / 76.0% Yes votes ...... 196,057 / 24.0% No votes

  • Occupation: Presiding Justice
  • Assoc.Justice 1998 - 2002. Superior Court of Contra Costa County 1988-1998: civil and criminal trials judge, mediation coordinator.
  • Partner in law firms until 1988: civil litigation. Former Adjunct Professor at Hastings College of the Law. J.D., U.C.'s Boalt Hall School of Law.
  • Treat all persons fairly and impartially under the law.
  • Render understandable decisions that are supported by the law.
  • Increase the public's understanding of our judicial process.
William D. Stein
602,320 / 74.5% Yes votes ...... 205,713 / 25.5% No votes

  • Occupation: Associate Justice since 1988
  • Superior and Municipal Court Judge 1984 - 1988
  • California Attorney General's office 1965 - 1984
  • Judge Advocate General, Naval Reserve 1970 - 1984
  • Hastings College of the Law, J.D. 1965
  • San Francisco State University, B.A. 1962
  • Dispense equal justice under law to every litigant.
  • Remain a fair, impartial and independent judge.
  • Apply the law with common sense and understanding

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