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Robert O. Amador

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Robert O. Amador
Court Information:
Superior Court of San Diego County, California
Title:   Judge
Position:   Office 25
Salary:  $181,292
Active:   2012-2019
Past position:   Deputy district attorney, San Diego County
Personal History
Law School:   University of San Diego Law School
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  San Diego County Superior Court
State:  California
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  No
Primary date:  June 5, 2012
Primary vote:  33.94%ApprovedA
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Election vote:  59.28%ApprovedA

Robert O. Amador is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. He was elected to the court in 2012 to a term expiring in January 2019.[1]


Amador received his J.D. from the University of San Diego Law School.[2]


Prior to joining the court, Amador was a Deputy district attorney in San Diego County.[2]

Awards and associations


  • 2011: Prosecutor of the Year, BOP Lodge 10
  • 2010: Sheriff's Meritorious Unit Citation
  • 2008: Excellence in Instruction Award, POST
  • 2007: Proclamation, County Board of Supervisors
  • 2007: Outstanding Achievement, SDDDA
  • 2001: Red Ribbon Award, San Diego Prevention Coalition[3]


  • Jurisdictions Unified for Drug/Gang Enforcement
  • Founder, Drug Endangered Children's Program[2]

2012 election

Amador won 33.94% of the vote in the primary election on June 5. Because no one received more than 50%, he and Jim Miller competed in the general election. Amador was elected to the court on November 6, winning 59.28% of the vote.[4][5][6]

See also: California judicial elections, 2012

San Diego County Bar Association ratings

The SDCBA rated the candidates prior to the general election, giving a rating of Well Qualified, Qualified, or Lacking Qualifications.

Amador was rated as Well Qualified.[7]

See also

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