Superior Court of Monterey County, California

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The Superior Court of Monterey County is one of 58 Superior Courts in California.[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 to fill vacancies on the court. Appointed judges may serve on the court until the term they are appointed to expires. They must then run in the next general election to continue serving on the court.

If an incumbent superior court judge files for re-election and draws no opponent, the 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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Office 3
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
SomersSteven Somers No48.44% 
LiuAndrew Liu NoApprovedA   
Unopposed   Stephanie Hulsey (Office 8)
Office 10
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
Serrano WilliamsLuma Serrano Williams No33.39% 
WhildenHeidi Whilden No66.61%ApprovedA   
Unopposed  Judge Albert H. Maldonado (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Carrie McIntyre Panetta (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Lydia M. Villarreal (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Mark E. Hood (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Marla O. Anderson (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Sam Lavorato, Jr. (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Timothy P. Roberts (Not on ballot)