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State of California November 2, 2010 Election
Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 3 Voter Information

Results as of Nov 30 4:33pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (3216/3216)
Candidates (Vote Yes or No for Each)
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George W. Nicholson Click here for more information about this candidate
614,596 / 71.6% Yes votes ...... 243,629 / 28.4% No votes

  • Occupation: Associate Justice, since 1990
  • Judge, Superior Court, County of Sacramento, 1989-1990
  • Judge, Sacramento, Municipal Court, 1987-1989; previously:
  • Senior Assistant Attorney General, California Department of Justice, Sacramento
  • Executive Director, California District Attorneys Association, Sacramento
  • Senior Trial Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County District Attorneys Office
  • Author, Proposition 8, Victims' Bill of Rights, adopted by voters, 1982
  • Appellate justices are bound by federal and state constitutions, and must follow the law as adopted by the legislature, and voters by initiatives.
  • Appellate courts should be open and accessible to the public.
  • Appeals must be concluded in a timely fashion; justice delayed is justice denied.
M. Kathleen Butz Click here for more information about this candidate
589,587 / 69.6% Yes votes ...... 257,617 / 30.4% No votes

  • Occupation: Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District
  • Nevada County Superior Court Judge, 1997-2003
  • Presiding Judge, Nevada County, 2001-2002
  • Private Law Practice, 1982-1996
  • Graduate, UC Davis School of Law, 1981
  • Graduate, UC Davis, 1972
  • Last retained by the voters in November 2006
  • To decide cases fairly and without bias
  • To faithfully follow the laws and the Constitutions of the United States and the State of California
  • To treat everyone before the court with respect
Harry Hull, Jr. Click here for more information about this candidate
576,917 / 67.9% Yes votes ...... 272,588 / 32.1% No votes

  • Occupation: Associate Justice
  • Sacramento County Superior Court Judge - 1995-1998
  • Partner, McDonough, Holland & Allen, Sacramento - 1979-1995
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Sacramento - 1976-1979
  • Captain, United States Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps- 1972-1976
  • Graduate, University of Illinois College of Law - 1972
  • Graduate, University of Illinois, 1969
  • To fairly and objectively judge each case that comes before the court on the facts and the law
  • To always remember that it is the role of the judiciary to apply the law made by the other two branches of government, not to make law.
  • To write legal opinions that simply and clearly explain the rulings of the court.

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