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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 7 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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Fred Woods Click here for more information about this candidate
943,274 / 72.1% Yes votes ...... 364,495 / 27.9% No votes

  • Occupation: Associate Justice
  • BA - Rice University 1958
  • JD - Loyola Law School of Los Angeles 1963
  • Private practice of law - 1964 to 1984 - emphasis on civil and criminal trials
  • LA County Superior Court Judge - 1984 to 1988 - civil and criminal trials; law and motion department; appellate department; Executive Committee member
  • Associate Justice - California Court of Appeal - 1988 to present - Executive Committee member
  • Fulfill my oath to protect the Constitutions of the United States and State of California
  • Judge impartially
  • Promote access to justice by all
Laurie D. Zelon Click here for more information about this candidate
924,529 / 70.1% Yes votes ...... 394,646 / 29.9% No votes

  • Occupation: Associate Justice
  • A.B.,Cornell University; J.D.Harvard Law School
  • Chair, California Commission on Access to Justice, 1997-1999;member and ex-officio, 1997-present
  • Private Practice, 1977-2000;partner, Morrison &Foerster, 1991-2000
  • Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court, 2000-2003
  • Improving Access to Justice
  • Increasing Access to Legal Information and Representation
  • Ensuring the Fair Application of Law in All Judicial Proceedings
Dennis M. Perluss Click here for more information about this candidate
870,683 / 66.7% Yes votes ...... 433,826 / 33.3% No votes

  • Occupation: Presiding Justice
  • Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, 2001-2003
  • Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, 1999-2001 (juvenile and criminal trial courts)
  • Visiting Professor, UCLA School of Law
  • Private Practice, Los Angeles, 1975-1999
  • Law Clerk, United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, 1974-1975
  • Graduate of Harvard Law School, J.D., and Stanford University, B.A.
  • to maintain a fair and impartial judiciary
  • to follow and uphold the rule of law
  • to assure equal access to justice

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