Superior Court of Kern County, California

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Judgepedia:WikiProject Trial Courts

The Superior Court of Kern County is one of 58 superior courts in California. It has jurisdiction over Kern County.[1]



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.[3]

See also

External links



Unopposed  Judge Brian McNamara (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Charles R. Brehmer (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Gary T. Friedman (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge John D. Oglesby (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Kenneth C. Twisselman II (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Larry Errea (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Michael G. Bush (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge William D. Palmer (Not on ballot)
See also: California judicial elections, 2014


Races not on ballot

CandidateIncumbencyOfficePrimary VoteElection Vote
HumphreyColette M. Humphrey   ApprovedAYesOffice 19   ApprovedA
PhillipsCraig Phillips   ApprovedAYesOffice 26   ApprovedA
FielderJohn L. Fielder   ApprovedAYesOffice 16   ApprovedA
LuaJohn W. Lua   ApprovedAYesOffice 23   ApprovedA
BenavidesJose R. Benavides   ApprovedAYesOffice 2   ApprovedA
FeliceLee Phillip Felice   ApprovedAYesOffice 15   ApprovedA
BrumfieldLorna H. Brumfield   ApprovedAYesOffice 6   ApprovedA
EtcheverryLouis P. Etcheverry   ApprovedAYesOffice 14   ApprovedA
ChapinSidney P. Chapin   ApprovedAYesOffice 9   ApprovedA
SchuettStephen D. Schuett   ApprovedAYesOffice 27   ApprovedA
GillSusan M. Gill   ApprovedAYesOffice 18   ApprovedA
ClarkThomas S. Clark   ApprovedAYesOffice 10   ApprovedA
See also: California judicial elections, 2012