Superior Court of San Mateo County, California

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The Superior Court of San Mateo 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.[2]

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Office 4
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
GreenbergSusan L. Greenberg No71.76%ApprovedA   
HaydenJeffrey B. Hayden No28.24% 
Office 6
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
GarrattStephanie Garratt No62.94%ApprovedA   
BuenaventuraRay Buenaventura No37.06% 
Unopposed  Judge Don R. Franchi (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Elizabeth M. Hill (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Jonathan E. Karesh (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Joseph E. Bergeron (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Richard H. DuBois (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Steven L. Dylina (Not on ballot)


Races not on ballot

CandidateIncumbencyOfficePrimary VoteElection Vote
CretanClifford V. Cretan   ApprovedAYesOffice #3   ApprovedA
AyoobDonald J. Ayoob   ApprovedAYesOffice #1   ApprovedA
LeeElizabeth Lee   ApprovedAYes   ApprovedA
BuchwaldGerald J. Buchwald   ApprovedAYesOffice #2   ApprovedA
GrandsaertJohn L. Grandsaert   ApprovedAYesOffice #7   ApprovedA
Davis, IIILeland Davis   ApprovedAYesOffice #4   ApprovedA
NovakLisa A. Novak   ApprovedAYesOffice #10   ApprovedA
SwopeRaymond Swope   ApprovedAYesOffice #11   ApprovedA
FoilesRobert D. Foiles   ApprovedAYesOffice #6   ApprovedA
HallStephen M. Hall   ApprovedAYesOffice #8   ApprovedA
EtezadiSusan I. Etezadi   ApprovedAYesOffice #5   ApprovedA