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All Of Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties, CA November 5, 2002 Election
California State Court of Appeal; District 2; Division 6 Voter Information

12 Year Term.

Established by a constitutional amendment in 1904, the Courts of Appeal are California's intermediate courts of review. California has six appellate districts, each with at least one division. The six appellate districts are composed of 19 divisions and 105 justices.

Each division has one Presiding Justice and two or more associate justices, appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments. The appointments are confirmed by the public at the next general election; justices also come before voters at the end of their 12-year terms. Vote "Yes" to confirm each of the following justices; vote "No" to oppose confirmation.

Results as of Nov 14 11:14am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (6098/6098)
Candidates (Vote Yes or No for Each)
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Arthur Gilbert
928,292 / 72.9% Yes votes ...... 344,276 / 27.1% No votes

  • Occupation: Presiding Justice
  • Twice named Appellate Justice of the Year-Consumer Lawyers of California.
  • Guest lecturer in Russia,Czech Republic and Hungary on American Jurisprudence.
  • Judicial career spans 27 years, serving on Mumicipal, Superior and Appellate Courts.
  • Frequent lecturer and author numerous articles.
  • Long time faculty member, California Judicial College.
  • Law Degree-Univeristy of California, Berkeley. Undergraduate-UCLA
  • Justice must be applied equally to all parties with fairness, civility and objectivity.
  • Democracy derives its strength and vitality from an independent judiciary.
Steven Z. Perren
923,185 / 72.1% Yes votes ...... 356,959 / 27.9% No votes

  • Occupation: Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal
  • Judge of the Superior Court of Ventura County 1983-1999; Trial Judge of the Year 1998 and 1984
  • Private Practice of Law 1972-1983
  • Ventura County Deputy District Attorney 1969-1972
  • Captain, U.S.Army 1967-1969
  • Graduate of U.C.L.A Law School ('67) and Undergraduate ('64)
  • Service on Boards of Charities including Children's Services
  • The fair and prompt resolution of cases guided by the rule of law;
  • To insure that all citizens have equal access to the courts;
  • To preserve and maintain a fair and independent judiciary
Kenneth R. Yegan
870,961 / 69.5% Yes votes ...... 382,405 / 30.5% No votes

  • Occupation: Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal since 1990
  • Judge of the Superior Court, County of Ventura 1986-1990
  • Judge of the Municipal Court, County of Ventura 1983-1986
  • Private Practice of Law 1982-1983
  • Attorney for the Court of Appeal 1975-1982
  • Deputy Public Defender 1972-1975
  • Graduate of California Judicial College 1983
  • Enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner for everyone
  • Exercise judicial restraint, honoring other branches of government
  • Improve court efficiency and promptly decide cases

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