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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election

Judge, Office 2 — Placer County Superior Court

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Superior court judges preside over trial court cases, both civil and criminal. They hear witnesses' testimony and other evidence and decide cases by applying the law to the relevant facts.
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Todd D. Irby

I am a Placer County Superior Court...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. I am committed to the rights and protection of victims,...
  2. I am an avowed advocate of fairness, bringing the...
  3. I am a passionate proponent of integrity, not only...
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  1. Create a more user-friendly efficient court process,...
  2. Maintain the integrity and independence of the Court.
  3. Uphold the Constitution, justice and fairness.
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Kulvinder Singh

Attorney at Law
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  1. Improving access to justice
  2. Increasing the diversity of the Court as to race,...
  3. Protect the people's opportunity to be heard, present...
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County of Placer Superior Court Commissioner
51,336 votes (58.95%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I am committed to the rights and protection of victims, dedicated to due process through reasonable and thoughtful litigation.
  • I am an avowed advocate of fairness, bringing the best version of myself into the courtroom day in and day out, remaining impartial and powered by reason.
  • I am a passionate proponent of integrity, not only devoted to my own code of ethics, but of Canon 1 of the Code of Conduct for United States Judges, which declares that “a judge should uphold the integrity and independence of the judiciary.”

Experience

Experience

Profession:I am a Placer County Superior Court Commissioner
Court Commissioner, Placer County Superior Court Judge (2017–current)
Court Commissioner, Placer County Superior Court — Appointed position (2017–current)
Deputy Secretary/Chief Counsel, California Department of Veterans Affairs (2012–2017)
Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice (2007–2012)

Education

Ohio State University and Pepperdine University School of Law Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ohio State University and Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law., Juris Doctorate (1983)

Biography

Todd Irby has been committed to seeking and upholding justice in the state of California since earning his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ohio State University and his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1983. Todd was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1991, practicing civil law from 1991 to 2007. In 2001, he began working in various roles on the State Bar’s Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation for 10 years, serving as chair of the Commission for one year, as well as chair of the Commission’s Review Committee for one year. In 2012, Todd was appointed to serve as Deputy Secretary/Chief Counsel of the California Department of Veterans Affairs, a position he held in particularly high esteem as a veteran of the United States Air Force. Prior to his service with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Todd served for five years as a Deputy Attorney General in the California Department of Justice. In February 2017, Todd was appointed Placer County Superior Court Commissioner by Presiding Judge, and fellow Pepperdine Law alumnus, Alan V. Pineschi.

Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Todd relocated his family to the Sacramento region upon hearing about its high rating as an ideal place to raise a family. Todd enjoys spending his free time cooking, reading, traveling and watching his son participate in competitive swimming. He resides with his beloved wife of almost 27 years, Tina, and their 14 year old son Christian.

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Attorney
27,869 votes (32%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Create a more user-friendly efficient court process, which will save taxpayer dollars.
  • Maintain the integrity and independence of the Court.
  • Uphold the Constitution, justice and fairness.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Attorney
Attorney, Children's Counsel, Dep. County Counsel, Administrative Hearing O, various clients, employers and assignments throughout my 20-years practicing law. (1996–2018)
Commissioner, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission — Appointed position (2012–2014)

Education

University of La Verne College of Law Juris Doctor, Law (1995)

Community Activities

Board Member/Treasurer, Matrix Parents Network (2012–2015)

Who supports this candidate?

Individuals (1)

  • Voters of Placer County
Attorney at Law
7,641 votes (8.77%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Improving access to justice
  • Increasing the diversity of the Court as to race, gender, ethnicity, professional background, experience and abilities
  • Protect the people's opportunity to be heard, present evidence, and be adjudicated by an impartial court officer

Experience

Experience

Profession:Attorney at Law

Biography

I have lived in Placer County for 14 years, attended Sierra College, California State University Sacramento, and University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.  My teenagers go to Roseville public schools.  Our elders instilled in us an obligation to give back to the country that has granted such opportunities to succeed.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Scott Alvord, Roseville City Councilman
  • Placer Republicans

Political Beliefs

As a law student, I advised parties in small claims cases.  After law school, I worked at the Yuba-Sutter Legal Center for Seniors.  Judges appoint me to represent people in Placer, Sacramento, Sutter and Yuba court cases.  I served as a temporary judge in the Roseville courthouse 10 years ago.  I have practiced criminal, family and civil law for 21 years (www.singhlawoffice.com).  People trust me to help them navigate a system that can be difficult for them to understand, including people with limited English proficiency and economically disadvantaged.

Scott Alvord, Roseville City Councilmember, endorsement: Mr. Singh is the type of judge that I'd like to have in front of a criminal or a family member who made a bad choice. He's tough on criminals but fair to those needing a course correction.

It would be a privilege to serve you, the people, as a fair and impartial judge.  I have the temperament and dedication to provide equal access to justice.  I would be honored to have your vote.

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