Superior Court of San Mateo 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.
- Website of the Superior Court of San Mateo County
- California Courts, Trial Court Roster
- The Daily Journal, "Court cuts create 'justice delayed'," April 2, 2012
Races not on ballotTo organize the columns, click on the arrows in the column heading.
|Candidate||Incumbency||Office||Primary Vote||Election Vote|
|Clifford V. Cretan||Yes||Office #3|
|Donald J. Ayoob||Yes||Office #1|
|Gerald J. Buchwald||Yes||Office #2|
|John L. Grandsaert||Yes||Office #7|
|Leland Davis||Yes||Office #4|
|Lisa A. Novak||Yes||Office #10|
|Raymond Swope||Yes||Office #11|
|Robert D. Foiles||Yes||Office #6|
|Stephen M. Hall||Yes||Office #8|
|Susan I. Etezadi||Yes||Office #5|