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Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties, CA November 7, 2006 Election
California State Court of Appeal; District 2; Division 3 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.

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Results as of Nov 14 5:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (6093/6093)
Candidates (Vote Yes or No for Each)
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Patti S. Kitching Click here for more information about this candidate
968,052 / 72.4% Yes votes ...... 369,457 / 27.6% No votes

  • Occupation: Associate Justice
  • Graduated from U.C.L.A. as one of the outstanding seniors.
  • Graduated from Loyola Law School, cum laude
  • Deputy Attorney General for 11 years
  • Municipal Court Judge
  • Superior Court Judge
  • Associate Justice, Court of Appeal
  • Uphold the rule of law
  • Support a fair and impartial judiciary
  • Protect the independence of the judiciary
Richard D. Aldrich Click here for more information about this candidate
952,506 / 71.6% Yes votes ...... 377,169 / 28.4% No votes

  • Occupation: Associate Justice
  • Loyola Marymount University, BA 1960
  • UCLA Law School (Honors Program) 1963
  • Ventura Superior Court Judge of the Year, 1991
  • California Appellate Justice of the Year, 2000
  • California Judicial Council Jurist of the Year, 2006
  • American Board of Trial Advocates Trial Lawyer of the Year, 1990
  • Working to insure equal access to our courts for everyone.
  • Fair, prompt and impartial decision making for every litigant.
  • Dedicated to teaching new judges through my faculty position at the California Judicial College.

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