Superior Court of Kern County, California
The method of judicial selection for the California Superior Courts is officially non-partisan election of judges, though many judges join the court via gubernatorial appointment. Once judges are appointed, they compete in the next general election following appointment.
If an incumbent superior court judge files for re-election and draws no opponent, that race does not appear on the ballot. If the race is contested, the candidate who wins more than 50% of the vote is elected. If no candidate receives more than 50%, the top two compete in a runoff in the general election in November.
- The Superior Court of California, County of Kern, "Superior Court of Kern County"
- California Courts, The Judicial Branch of California, "Judges Roster"
|Unopposed|| Judge Brian McNamara (Not on ballot)|
|Unopposed|| Judge Charles R. Brehmer (Not on ballot)|
|Unopposed|| Judge Gary T. Friedman (Not on ballot)|
|Unopposed|| Judge John D. Oglesby (Not on ballot)|
|Unopposed|| Judge Kenneth C. Twisselman II (Not on ballot)|
|Unopposed|| Judge Larry Errea (Not on ballot)|
|Unopposed|| Judge Michael G. Bush (Not on ballot)|
|Unopposed|| Judge William D. Palmer (Not on ballot)|
- See also: California judicial elections, 2014
Races not on ballot
|Candidate||Incumbency||Office||Primary Vote||Election Vote|
|Colette M. Humphrey||Yes||Office 19|
|Craig Phillips||Yes||Office 26|
|John L. Fielder||Yes||Office 16|
|John W. Lua||Yes||Office 23|
|Jose R. Benavides||Yes||Office 2|
|Lee Phillip Felice||Yes||Office 15|
|Lorna H. Brumfield||Yes||Office 6|
|Louis P. Etcheverry||Yes||Office 14|
|Sidney P. Chapin||Yes||Office 9|
|Stephen D. Schuett||Yes||Office 27|
|Susan M. Gill||Yes||Office 18|
|Thomas S. Clark||Yes||Office 10|
- See also: California judicial elections, 2012