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Superior Court of Madera County, California

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



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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Unopposed  Judge Ernest J. LiCalsi (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Michael Jurkovich (Not on ballot)


Race on ballot

CandidateIncumbencyOfficePrimary VoteElection Vote
AustinBrian Austin    NoOffice 138.2% 
SoldaniJoseph A. Soldani   ApprovedAYesOffice 161.4%ApprovedA   ApprovedA

Races not on ballot

CandidateIncumbencyOfficePrimary VoteElection Vote
WielandCharles A. Wieland   ApprovedAYesOffice 2   ApprovedA
BleaDale J. Blea   ApprovedAYesOffice 5   ApprovedA
OakleyJames E. Oakley   ApprovedAYesOffice 4   ApprovedA
BenderThomas L. Bender   ApprovedAYesOffice 3   ApprovedA