You Can’t Tell the Judge Candidates without a Scorecard — Here’s Yours !

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SD Rostra can report there are now eight candidates running for three “open seats” on the San Diego Superior Court.  (In 44 other offices, incumbents are unopposed .)  Here are the names and who they will try to succeed … OFFICE  24 (William Kronberger retires): Terrie Roberts, David Berry … OFFICE 25 (William Cannon retires): Jim Miller, George Schaefer, Robert Amador, Daniel Zolezzi … OFFICE 34 (Frank Brown retires): Gary Kreep, Garland Peed.

The voting is COUNTYWIDE and will take place as part of the June 5, 2012 state primary election.

If no 0ne gets an outright 50 percent + 1 majority in the June primary, the top two finishers advance to a November runoff (a scenario which is  possible for Office 25).  In fact, Jim Miller, Jr. , one of the Office 25 hopefuls, battled his way through a similar primary in 2010 before losing the November showdown.  It is often said, “Run once to become known, run the second time to win.”  Will that adage work for Jim Miller Jr. in 2012 ?  Stay tuned!



Jim Sills is a San Diego Republican political consultant. If you have questions about your future in San Diego and California elections,  please contact Jim at this email address:    He has aided campaigns for Rep. Darrell Issa, Assemblywoman Shirley Horton, Senators Joel Anderson and Tony Strickland, Representatives Devin Nunes and J.D. Hayworth, County Assessor & Recorder  Greg Smith, among many others in California and beyond.

Jim Sills has no existing professional campaign connection with any candidates mentioned in this article.


Comments 4

  1. I met Jim Miller recently…seems like a good guy. Judicial races are tough…expensive, low profile, etc. It would be great to get some insight on some of these candidates from Rostra readers who may have some insight.

  2. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Robert Amador, Garland Peed, and David Berry during my years at the San Diego County District Attorney’s office. From personal experience I know all three to be well versed in the law and legal trends, diligent and fair.

    All three also have a vital quality that you won’t see on any ballot description or be asked about in a candidate forum: street smarts. When you’re dealing with human beings behaving badly, a judge needs to know what’s real and what is not.

    Full disclosure: I am on the steering committee for David Berry’s campaign. In addition to having worked with David, he’s been a tireless advocate for my community in Scripps Ranch as a member of the planning board and active participate in community issues. He is exactly the kind of person we want on the bench.

  3. Hi Gayle:

    Thank you for commenting on this post.

    Do you know the political party affiliations of the two
    Office 24 candidates, David Berry and Terrie Roberts?

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