Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsJudicial Elections Orange County
IN THE NEWS

Judicial Elections Orange County

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1996 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fullerton's Municipal Judge Carla M. Singer appeared headed for the Superior Court bench, according to early election returns Tuesday night. In the race for a second Superior Court seat, Santa Ana Municipal Judge Jim Brooks was in a dead heat with private attorney Nancy A. Pollard. And in the county's third judicial race, Deputy Dist. Atty. Carl Biggs was well ahead of attorney Paul J. Nestor, a retired military judge, for a seat on the Municipal Court bench in Laguna Niguel.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2000 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An executive panel of the Orange County Bar Assn. this week changed the ranking of former Dist. Atty. Mike Capizzi, whom its own evaluators had rated as "not recommended" in his race for Superior Court judge, sources familiar with the process said. Capizzi, who is running for one of seven open judgeships in the March 7 election, was originally given a "not recommended" ranking by the bar's Judiciary Committee, charged with evaluating candidates, the sources said.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1994 | SUSAN MARQUEZ OWEN and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A municipal judge refused to concede victory to a county prosecutor Wednesday in a bitter judicial race that both sides agreed was too close to call until the absentee ballots are counted. Incumbent Municipal Judge Dan C. Dutcher in Westminster trailed Deputy Dist. Atty. Caryl Lee by 635 votes--or 0.5%--out of more than 131,000. Dutcher said another 7,000 to 9,000 absentee ballot votes still must be counted and could put him over the top. The count is expected to be finished by next Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1996 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Private attorney Nancy A. Pollard edged past her rival for a seat on the Orange County Superior Court bench, according to final unofficial returns. Pollard, 57, led Municipal Judge Jim Brooks by 1,367 votes, although thousands of absentee ballots are still to be counted in the hard-fought race waged to replace retiring Judge Floyd H. Schenk. A final vote tally will not be known until next week, election officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2000 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An executive panel of the Orange County Bar Assn. this week changed the ranking of former Dist. Atty. Mike Capizzi, whom its own evaluators had rated as "not recommended" in his race for Superior Court judge, sources familiar with the process said. Capizzi, who is running for one of seven open judgeships in the March 7 election, was originally given a "not recommended" ranking by the bar's Judiciary Committee, charged with evaluating candidates, the sources said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1995 | EVAN HENERSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Attorney Donald Segretti, who served 4 1/2 months in a federal penitentiary for "dirty tricks" during Richard Nixon's 1972 presidential campaign, is running for an Orange County Superior Court judgeship. Segretti, who has kept a low profile since his 1974 misdemeanor conviction, said Thursday that friends encouraged him to run for the seat being vacated by Judge Floyd H. Schenk. "I had name recognition 25 years ago," the 53-year-old attorney said Thursday from his Newport Beach office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1994 | SUSAN MARQUEZ OWEN
A Municipal Court judge who lost his seat on the bench to a county prosecutor in a bitter and very close election is contesting the results on the grounds that his opponent violated state election laws. Municipal Judge Dan C. Dutcher in Westminster accused his opponent, Assistant Dist. Atty. Caryl Lee, of failing to put a return address on more than 2,000 copies of a letter mailed out criticizing Dutcher.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1996 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A majority of local attorneys rated the slate of candidates in Tuesday's judicial contests as qualified, although many lawyers said they did not know much about several judicial hopefuls vying for the four seats, according to a recent Orange County Bar Assn. poll. "The general public has an extremely limited amount of information available to it upon which to base a decision on who to vote for [in] a judgeship," said Donald S. Gray, chairman of the association's judiciary committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1996 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Municipal Court judge making her second bid for a Superior Court post held a commanding lead over two opponents Tuesday night, while the races for three other judicial seats seemed destined for November runoffs. As early returns became available, Santa Ana Municipal Judge Barbara Nomoto Schumann had more than the 50% of the vote needed to capture a seat on the Superior Court bench.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1996 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Private attorney Nancy A. Pollard edged past her rival for a seat on the Orange County Superior Court bench, according to final unofficial returns. Pollard, 57, led Municipal Judge Jim Brooks by 1,367 votes, although thousands of absentee ballots are still to be counted in the hard-fought race waged to replace retiring Judge Floyd H. Schenk. A final vote tally will not be known until next week, election officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1996 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fullerton's Municipal Judge Carla M. Singer appeared headed for the Superior Court bench, according to early election returns Tuesday night. In the race for a second Superior Court seat, Santa Ana Municipal Judge Jim Brooks was in a dead heat with private attorney Nancy A. Pollard. And in the county's third judicial race, Deputy Dist. Atty. Carl Biggs was well ahead of attorney Paul J. Nestor, a retired military judge, for a seat on the Municipal Court bench in Laguna Niguel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1996 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Municipal Court judge making her second bid for a Superior Court post held a commanding lead over two opponents Tuesday night, while the races for three other judicial seats seemed destined for November runoffs. As early returns became available, Santa Ana Municipal Judge Barbara Nomoto Schumann had more than the 50% of the vote needed to capture a seat on the Superior Court bench.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1996 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A majority of local attorneys rated the slate of candidates in Tuesday's judicial contests as qualified, although many lawyers said they did not know much about several judicial hopefuls vying for the four seats, according to a recent Orange County Bar Assn. poll. "The general public has an extremely limited amount of information available to it upon which to base a decision on who to vote for [in] a judgeship," said Donald S. Gray, chairman of the association's judiciary committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1995 | EVAN HENERSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Attorney Donald Segretti, who served 4 1/2 months in a federal penitentiary for "dirty tricks" during Richard Nixon's 1972 presidential campaign, is running for an Orange County Superior Court judgeship. Segretti, who has kept a low profile since his 1974 misdemeanor conviction, said Thursday that friends encouraged him to run for the seat being vacated by Judge Floyd H. Schenk. "I had name recognition 25 years ago," the 53-year-old attorney said Thursday from his Newport Beach office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1994 | SUSAN MARQUEZ OWEN
A Municipal Court judge who lost his seat on the bench to a county prosecutor in a bitter and very close election is contesting the results on the grounds that his opponent violated state election laws. Municipal Judge Dan C. Dutcher in Westminster accused his opponent, Assistant Dist. Atty. Caryl Lee, of failing to put a return address on more than 2,000 copies of a letter mailed out criticizing Dutcher.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1994 | SUSAN MARQUEZ OWEN and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A municipal judge refused to concede victory to a county prosecutor Wednesday in a bitter judicial race that both sides agreed was too close to call until the absentee ballots are counted. Incumbent Municipal Judge Dan C. Dutcher in Westminster trailed Deputy Dist. Atty. Caryl Lee by 635 votes--or 0.5%--out of more than 131,000. Dutcher said another 7,000 to 9,000 absentee ballot votes still must be counted and could put him over the top. The count is expected to be finished by next Wednesday.
NEWS
May 29, 1994 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Judicial candidates for one opening on the Orange County Superior Court and three Municipal Court judgeships are in the unusual position of campaigning for designated seats that would be eliminated under a proposal to merge the two courts. Proposed by state Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2002 | EVAN HALPER and STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
One of the nation's most expensive land-use battles will face its fourth ballot test Tuesday, when Orange County voters will decide whether to replace plans for an airport at El Toro with a land-use designation that calls for a large urban park. The fate of the airport joins a host of issues in Orange, Los Angeles and Ventura counties, including whether L.A. County voters will reelect Sheriff Lee Baca, two county supervisors and, in some areas, members of Congress and city councils.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|