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California Superior Court judicial elections, 2010 (A-R)

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The California judicial elections of 2010 consisted of countywide nonpartisan primaries throughout the state on June 8, and a Nonpartisan Election on November 2, 2010. Primary candidates who received more than 50% of the vote on June 8 proceeded uncontested to the general election; in races where no candidate received more than 50%, the top two vote-winners competed in the general election. This page lists elections in the California Superior Courts from Alameda to Riverside County.


See also: California Superior Court judicial elections, 2010 (S-Y)
See also: California judicial elections, 2010


Superior Courts

Many of the California Superior Courts had judges whose six-year terms were up in 2010. Of the 399 Superior Court seats being voted on in 2010, only 38 races were contested in the primary; of those, only 9 were contested in the general election.

Alameda county

There was only one contested race for the Alameda County Superior Court. These 69 incumbent justices ran unopposed:

Court Candidates Details Results
Alameda County Superior Court John Creighton, Louis Goodman and Victoria Kolakowski Seat was vacant. Victoria Kolakowski elected.[1][2]
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Butte county

The five justices up for retention in Butte County all ran unopposed. They are:

Colusa county

Contra Costa county

All 14 justices that ran for the Contra Costra County Superior Court were incumbents in unopposed races. They are:

Fresno county

One race was contested; thirteen incumbent justices ran unopposed for re-election. They are:

Race Candidates Details Results
Fresno County Superior Court, Number 7 James Petrucelli and Gary Shinaver James Petrucelli was up for re-election. James Petrucelli won with 71.03% of the vote.[9]
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Imperial county

Both Jeffrey Jones of Seat 1 and Poli Flores, Jr. of Seat 2 are incumbents who ran unopposed for the Imperial County Superior Court[12]

Inyo county

Dean Stout ran unopposed for re-election to his seat on the Inyo County Superior Court.[13]

Los Angeles county

There are 151 incumbents who ran unopposed for the Los Angeles Superior Court. They are:

There were six contested races for the Los Angeles Superior Court. Three were the result of an open seat; in the other three, the incumbent was being challenged for her or his seat.

Court Candidates Details Results
Los Angeles Superior Court Number 28 Mark K. Ameli, Chris Garcia, Randy Hammock, Lou Holtz Jr., C. Edward Mack, Elizabeth Moreno, Edward J. Nison, Kendall C. Reed and Kim Smith[14] Emily A. Stevens vacated her seat. Randy Hammock (21.98%) and Mark K. Ameli (14.46%) advanced to the general election.[15] Randy Hammock (52.5%) defeated Mark K. Ameli (47.5%)
Los Angeles Superior Court Number 35 Douglas Weitzman and Soussan G. Bruguera Soussan G. Bruguera was up for re-election. Soussan G. Bruguera won with 73% of the vote.[15]
Los Angeles Superior Court Number 73 Laura A. Matz and Marvin G. Fischler Laura A. Matz was up for re-election. Laura A. Matz won with 79% of the vote.[15]
Los Angeles Superior Court Number 107 Tony de los Reyes, R. Stephen Bolinger, Joseph N. Piro and Valerie Salkin William R. Weisman left office. Valerie Salkin won with 51% of the vote.[15]
Los Angeles Superior Court Number 117 Thomas J. Griego, Patricia M. Vienna, Alan K. Schneider and William M. Margolin William R. Pounders left office. Alan K. Schneider (42%) and Thomas J. Griego (32%) advanced to the general election.[15] Alan K. Schneider (59.8%) defeated Thomas J. Griego (40.2%).[16]
Los Angeles Superior Court Number 131 Jim Garo Baklayan and Maren E. Nelson Maren E. Nelson was up for re-election. Maren E. Nelson won with 84% of the vote.[15]

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Los Angeles Superior Court Number 136 Amy D. Hogue and MaryEtta C. Marks Amy D. Hogue was up for re-election and drew a write-in challenge.[21] Amy D. Hogue won with 100% of the vote.[22]

Madera county

Court Candidates Details Results
Madera County Superior Court Seat 1 Joseph A. Soldani Joseph A. Soldani ran for the seat to which he was recently appointed.
Madera County Superior Court Seat 3 Brian Austin and D. Lynn Jones D. Lynn Jones was up for re-election. D. Lynn Jones won with 60.7% of the vote.[23]

Marin county

Court Candidates Details Results
Marin County Superior Court Seat 3 Paul M. Haakenson and Mark Burton Paul M. Haakenson was up for re-election. Paul M. Haakenson won with 78.27% of the vote.[24]
[25]

Mendocino county

Mono county

Court Candidates Details Results
Mono County Superior Court Randall L. Gephart, Mark Magit and Therese Hankel Mark Magit (46.51%) and Randall L. Gephart (43.35%) advanced to the general election.[28]

Magit (53.57%) defeated Gephart (46.43%)[29]

Monterey county

Five incumbents ran in uncontested races for their seats on the Monterey County Superior Court.

Nevada county

Candace S. Heidelberger ran unopposed for re-election to her seat on the Nevada County Superior Court.[31]

Orange county

There were three uncontested races for the Orange County Superior Court.

Court Candidates Details Results
Orange County Superior Court Number 16 Andy Manssourian and Gerald L. Klein Michael J. Cassidy is leaving office. Andy Manssourian won with 57% of the vote.[32]
Orange County Superior Court Number 50 Julian W. Bailey and Lon Hurwitz Gerald G. Johnston is leaving office. Lon Hurwitz won with 52% of the vote.[32]
[33]

Riverside county

Twenty-eight incumbent judges ran unopposed for the Riverside County Superior Court. They are:

Court Candidates Details Results
Riverside County Superior Court Steve Counelis and Raquel Marquez Robert J. McIntyre left office. Steve Counelis won with 56% of the vote.[34]
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See also

References

  1. Alameda County Election Results, Superior Court Judge, Office 9
  2. Oakland Tribune "Kolakowski wins race for Alameda County Superior Court judge," November 3, 2010
  3. California Courts, Trial Court Roster
  4. Inside Bay Area, "Alameda County primary elections lineups set," March 23, 2010
  5. Butte County Registrar, June 8, 2010 Candidates
  6. Colusa County Sun-Herald, "Races already shaping up in election," February 16, 2010 (dead link)
  7. Contra Costa County Elections Division, Superior Court Judge Declaration of Intention Period for the June 8, 2010 Direct Primary Election
  8. County of Contra Costa, Judicial Officers Superior Court Judges on the June 8, 2010 Direct Primary ballot
  9. Fresno County, Primary Election Results
  10. Fresno County Registrar of Voters, Contest/Candidate Proof List
  11. Fresno Bee "14 judges in Fresno Co. expect only 1 challenger," February 7, 2010
  12. Imperial County, Candidate and Measure Information for June 8, 2010 Consolidated Primary Election
  13. Inyo Register, "Incumbents and challengers headed for June ballot," March 19, 2010 (dead link)
  14. Metropolitan News-Enterprise "Four More Superior Court Candidates Receive ‘Qualified’ Ratings," May 4, 2010
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 County of Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Election Results
  16. Daily News Los Angeles "2010 Election Results, Los Angeles County Races"
  17. Los Angeles County, Gubernatorial Primary Election - 6/8/2010
  18. Metropolitan News-Enterprise "JUDICIAL ELECTION: Los Angeles Superior Court Office No. 73," March 15, 2010
  19. Metropolitan News-Enterprise "JUDICIAL ELECTIONS: Los Angeles Superior Court Office No. 107," March 22, 2010
  20. Metropolitan News-Enterprise "JUDICIAL ELECTION: Los Angeles Superior Court Office No. 117," March 24, 2010
  21. Metropolitan News-Enterprise "Superior Court Judge Amy Hogue Draws Write-In Opponent," October 18, 2010
  22. Daily News Los Angeles "2010 Election Results, Los Angeles County Races"
  23. Madera County, Semi-Official Primary Election Results
  24. Marin County, Primary Election Results
  25. Marin County, Contest/Candidate Proof List Gubernatorial Primary Election
  26. The Ukiah Daily Journal "Two contend for open judge seat," February 28, 2010
  27. Mendocino County, Primary Election Results
  28. Mono County, Semi-Official Primary Election Summary Report
  29. Mono County Semi-Final election results, Nov. 2, 2010
  30. Monterey County Elections
  31. The Union, "Election 2010: Horne, Diaz have biggest campaign funds," March 24, 2010
  32. 32.0 32.1 CBSlocal.com, "Orange County Election Results
  33. Orange County Registrar of Voters (dead link)
  34. CBSlocal.com, "Riverside County Election Results"
  35. Riverside County, Contest/Candidate Proof List
  36. The Press-Enterprise, "Three candidates file in Riverside County judge race," March 4, 2010