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Superior Court of Tulare County, California

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The Superior Court of Tulare County is one of 58 superior courts in California. It has jurisdiction over Tulare County.[1]



Former judges

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.[3]

See also

External links


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Races not on ballot

CandidateIncumbencyOfficePrimary VoteElection Vote
HillmanBret D. Hillman   ApprovedAYesOffice 19Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
FergusonDarryl B. Ferguson   ApprovedAYesOffice 8Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
MathiasDavid C. Mathias   ApprovedAYesOffice 7Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
KrantElisabeth B. Krant   ApprovedAYesOffice 10Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
HollmanJames W. Hollman   ApprovedAYesOffice 9Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
HicksLloyd L. Hicks   ApprovedAYesOffice 11Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
ReedMelinda Myrle Reed   ApprovedAYesOffice 12Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
VortmannPaul Anthony Vortmann   ApprovedAYesOffice 13Expression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
See also: California judicial elections, 2012