Superior Court of Riverside County, California

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



Former judges

Judicial selection

The method of judicial selection for the California Superior Courts is officially by the 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.[3]

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Office 3
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
CravensLeonard J. Cravens No33.19% 
CopeMark Ashton Cope Yes66.81%ApprovedA   
Office 18
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
HarringtonMichael J. Harrington No31.19% 
SykesSunshine S. Sykes Yes68.81%ApprovedA   
Office 21
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
MarchettiAl Marchetti No14.61% 
PearcyBrian C. Pearcy No28.48% 
LaffertySean Lafferty No56.73%ApprovedA   
Unopposed  Judge Charles E. Stafford, Jr. (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge David M. Chapman (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Gail O'Rane (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Harold W. Hopp (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Helios Joe Hernandez II (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge James S. Hawkins (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Jeffrey Prevost (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge John D. Molloy (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge John W. Vineyard (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Judith C. Clark (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Mark A. Mandio (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Matthew C. Perantoni (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Michael J. Rushton (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Otis Sterling III (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Raquel A. Marquez (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Richard T. Fields (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Roger A. Luebs (Not on ballot)
Unopposed  Judge Sharon J. Waters (Not on ballot)
See also: California judicial elections, 2014


Races on ballot

CandidateIncumbencyOfficePrimary VoteElection Vote
RiemerCraig Riemer   ApprovedAYesOffice 951.26%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
TranbargerGary B. Tranbarger   ApprovedAYesOffice 1258.02%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
CoxJames A. Cox (California)   ApprovedAYesOffice 257.6%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
HenryJohn A. Henry    NoOffice 948.74%   DefeatedD
KennedyMichael J. Kennedy (California)    NoOffice 242.4% 
NixonRichard T. Nixon    NoOffice 1241.98% 
EckhardtThomas K. Eckhardt    NoOffice 136.64% 
CameronVictoria E. Cameron   ApprovedAYesOffice 163.36%ApprovedA   ApprovedA

Races not on ballot

CandidateIncumbencyOfficePrimary VoteElection Vote
SchwartzBernard Schwartz   ApprovedAYesOffice 10   ApprovedA
ThierbachChristian F. Thierbach   ApprovedAYesOffice 11   ApprovedA
OttoliaDaniel A. Ottolia   ApprovedAYesOffice 8   ApprovedA
JohnsonElaine M. Johnson   ApprovedAYesOffice 7   ApprovedA
Dickerson IIIFrederick Paul Dickerson III   ApprovedAYesOffice 4   ApprovedA
JacksonJacqueline C. Jackson   ApprovedAYesOffice 6   ApprovedA
DavisJohn M. Davis (California)   ApprovedAYesOffice 3   ApprovedA
EllsworthSherrill A. Ellsworth   ApprovedAYesOffice 5   ApprovedA
See also: California judicial elections, 2012