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Superior Court of Sacramento County, California

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The Superior Court of Sacramento County is one of 58 superior courts in California.


Judicial selection

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.[1]

Court locations

  • The Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse, 720 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse, 3341 Power Inn Road, Sacramento, CA 95826
  • Carol Miller Justice Center, 301 Bicentennial Circle, Sacramento, CA 95826
  • Juvenile Courthouse, 9605 Kiefer Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95827
  • Lorenzo Patiño Hall of Justice (Sacramento County Main Jail), 651 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814[2]

2009 petition

A strong majority of the court's judges signed petitions in July 2009 that opposed a pending budget deal which would have resulted in the court closing one day a month. The judges believed that trial court closures should not take place unless the California Administrative Office of the Courts cut its spending or released money from a database management project on which it had spent a little over $1 billion.[3]

Former judges

See also

External links


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Unopposed  Judge Bunmi Awoniyi (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Cheryl Chun Meegan (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge David F. De Alba (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Helena R. Gweon (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge James E. McFetridge (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge James M. Mize (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Judy Holzer Hersher (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Kevin R. Culhane (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Laurel D. White (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Marjorie Koller (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Michael A. Savage (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Michael G. Bowman (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Michael W. Sweet (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Raoul M. Thorbourne (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Steven Gevercer (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Steven Lapham (Not on ballot)


Race on ballot

CandidateIncumbencyOfficePrimary VoteElection Vote
StarKeven Star    NoOffice 329.56% 
BogertTami R. Bogert   ApprovedAYesOffice 370.04%ApprovedAExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA

Races not on ballot

CandidateIncumbencyOfficePrimary VoteElection Vote
PerkinsAlan G. Perkins   ApprovedAYesOffice 14Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
SumnerAllen H. Sumner   ApprovedAYesOffice 17Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
KruegerChristopher E. Krueger   ApprovedAYesOffice 12Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
FioriniCurtis M. Fiorini   ApprovedAYesOffice 9Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
CurrierDonald J. Currier   ApprovedAYesOffice 7Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
BalononEugene L. Balonon   ApprovedAYesOffice 2Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
ArguellesJames P. Arguelles   ApprovedAYesOffice 1Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
EarlLaurie M. Earl   ApprovedAYesOffice 8Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
BrownLawrence G. Brown   ApprovedAYesOffice 4Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
GilliardMaryanne G. Gilliard   ApprovedAYesOffice 10Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
VirgaMichael G. Virga   ApprovedAYesOffice 18Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
MarlettePatrick Marlette   ApprovedAYesOffice 13Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
SeavePaul L. Seave   ApprovedAYesOffice 15Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
SueyoshiRichard K. Sueyoshi   ApprovedAYesOffice 16Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
HightRobert C. Hight   ApprovedAYesOffice 11Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
CandeeRoland L. Candee   ApprovedAYesOffice 6Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
WhiteSteve White (California)   ApprovedAYesOffice 19Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
Burger-PlavanTrena H. Burger-Plavan   ApprovedAYesOffice 5Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA