Judicial candidate recommendations for California and Santa Barbara – Judgevoterguide.com
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Judicial candidates for:
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Orange County Superior Court,
Alameda County Superior Court, Fresno County Superior Court,
Kern County Superior Court, Monterey County Superior Court,
San Francisco County Superior Court, San Joaquin County Superior Court,
Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Santa Clara County Superior Court.
Superior Court Judge
November Election Recommendations Are In
Thank you for visiting the Judge Voter Guide website. Our research and recommendations on the judges are designed to help you cut through the rhetoric, election propaganda and biased media coverage that makes it hard to tell which judges to vote for.
Unfortunately, many judges sitting on California courts may be incompetent, corrupt, lazy or soft on crime.
Even worse, many are political opportunists
who have a political agenda—
they are “judicial activists”
A judicial activist legislates from the bench. Instead of strictly interpreting California law, these judges make the laws. Instead of applying the law to facts, they impose their own values on us all.
The following are the Superior Court Recommendations for California’s General Election 11/2/2010
JudgeVoterGuide.com ranks every aspect of a candidate’s record on a scale of 1 (most activist) to 10 (most constructionist).
Nothing is overlooked, from a judge’s rulings to on-the-record statements to American Bar Association ratings. We also look at their stated positions and contributions as well as who’s endorsing them.
Finally, each judge’s career is considered from a bird’s-eye view. Experience. Integrity. Commitment to community. We even personally talk to the candidates.
Judicial Index Average
|Judicial Activist||Strict Constructionist|
- American Bar
Below are ratings for the 2010 judicial candidates listed by county. Please note each judicial candidate’s numerical rating is a combination of the judicial index average and the qualifications ratings you see above.
Santa Barbara County
- Carlos Moreno (Do Not Recommend—Rating average: 2)
- Ming Chin (Do Not Recommend—Rating average: 6)
- Tani Cantil-Sakauye (Do Not Recommend—Rating average: 6)
- Jeffrey Johnson (Do Not Recommend—Judicial Average: 6)
- Robert Mallano (Do Not Recommend—Judicial Average: 5)
- Victoria Chaney (Recommend—Judicial Average: 7)
- Judith Ashmann (Do Not Recommend—Judicial Average: 4)
- Walter Croskey (Do Not Recommend—Judicial Average: 7)
- Steven Suzukawa (Recommend—Judicial Average: 8)
- Orville Armstrong (Recommend—Judicial Average: 9)
- Paul Coffee (Recommend—Judicial Average: 8)
- Steven Perren (Do Not Recommend—Judicial Average: 5)
- Frank Jackson (Recommend—Judicial Average: 8)
- Laurie Zelon (Do Not Recommend—Rating average: 5)
- Elizabeth Grimes (Recommend—Judicial Average: 7)
- Tricia Bigelow (Recommend—Judicial Average: 7)