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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Justice, District 2, Division 4 — California State Court of Appeals

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About this office

Judges in the higher courts get into office and stay in office in a different way than other elected officials. Judges for the Court of Appeals are appointed and then confirmed. Voters are asked to vote on whether to keep the judge after confirmation, and again after every twelve years.

Candidates

You can vote yes or no on each of these 2 candidates.

Nora M. Manella

Presiding Justice
Top 3 Priorities
  1. to maintain a fair and impartial judiciary
  2. to follow and uphold the rule of law
  3. to assure equal access to justice
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Thomas Willhite

Associate Justice, California Court...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Provide fair and impartial application of the law.
  2. Encourage access to justice for all persons.
  3. Help increase understanding of the court system and...
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Presiding Justice
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • to maintain a fair and impartial judiciary
  • to follow and uphold the rule of law
  • to assure equal access to justice

Experience

Experience

Profession:Presiding Justice
Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal — Appointed position (2018–2018)
Associate Justice, Court of Appeal — Appointed position (2006–2018)
United States District Judge, United States District Court — Appointed position (1998–2006)
United States Attorney, Central District of California — Appointed position (1994–1998)
Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court — Appointed position (1992–1994)
Private Practice, O'Melveny & Myers LLC (1978–1982)

Education

University of Southern California J.D. (1975)
Wellesley College B.A., (1972)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Los Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-endorsement-justices-20181004-story.html

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Thomas Willhite

Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Provide fair and impartial application of the law.
  • Encourage access to justice for all persons.
  • Help increase understanding of the court system and its role

Experience

Experience

Profession:Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal
Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal — Appointed position (2005–current)
Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court — Appointed position (1997–2005)
Judge, Los Angeles Municpal Court — Appointed position (1990–1997)
Supervising Deputy Attorney General, California Attorney General's Office (1980–1990)

Education

Loyola Unverisity School of Law Juris Doctorate (1979)
UCLA Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (1976)

Who supports this candidate?

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  • http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-endorsement-justices-20181004-story.html

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