Superior Court of Butte County, California

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The Superior Court of Butte County is one of 58 Superior Courts in California.



Former judges

Judicial selection

The method of judicial selection for the California Superior Courts is officially nonpartisan election of judges, though many judges join the court via gubernatorial appointment. Once judges are appointed, they compete in the next general election following appointment.

If an incumbent Superior Court judge files for re-election and draws no opponent, that race does not appear on the ballot. If the race is contested, the candidate who wins more than 50% of the vote is elected. If no candidate receives more than 50%, the top two compete in a runoff in the general election in November.[2]

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Dept. 7
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
OrtnerEric Ortner No36.7% 
McLeanSandra L. McLean Yes63.0%ApprovedA   
Unopposed  Judge Denny R. Forland (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Michael R. Deems (Not on ballot)


CandidateIncumbencyOfficePrimary VoteElection Vote
RobertsBarbara L. Roberts   ApprovedAYesDepartment 9   ApprovedA
ReilleyJames F. Reilley   ApprovedAYesDepartment 3   ApprovedA
LucenaKristen A. Lucena   ApprovedAYesDepartment 4   ApprovedA
CandelaMichael Candela   ApprovedAYesDepartment 8   ApprovedA
BensonStephen E. Benson   ApprovedAYesDepartment 6   ApprovedA