Section 5: Supreme and Appellate Courts

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Justices of the California Supreme Court

An election will be held on November 4, 2014. The justices listed on the following page will stand for election to a full term of twelve years if this election coincides with the expiration of their term. If not standing for a full term, the term for which they are running is noted.Cal. Const., art. VI, § 16(a)


Justices of the California Supreme Court may file a declaration of candidacy to succeed to the office presently held by the justice. This declaration is filed between July 17, 2014, and August 15, 2014. If the declaration is not filed, the Governor, before September 16, 2014, shall nominate a candidate. At the next general election, only the candidate so declared or nominated may appear on the ballot.Cal. Const., art. VI, § 16(d)(1); § 82011


The declaration of candidacy may be in the form of a letter, may be on office stationery, must say that the justice is a candidate to succeed himself or herself, and must be signed by the justice. Unless instructed otherwise, the Secretary of State will certify the candidate’s name as signed on the declaration of candidacy.

In addition to filing the declaration, each justice must pay a nonrefundable filing fee of two percent of the first year's salary for the office.§§ 8103(a)(1), 8105(a)


In lieu of paying the filing fee, each justice may submit a petition containing signatures of 10,000 registered voters. The signatures submitted may cover all or a prorated portion of the filing fee. That portion of the filing fee not covered by signatures must be paid in full before the declaration of candidacy may be filed.§§ 8105(a), 8106(a)(3) & (b)(3)

Each justice may obtain the petition for signatures in lieu of the filing fee from the appropriate county elections official from June 2, 2014, through July 31, 2014. The last day to file these petitions is July 31, 2014. Any registered voter may sign such a petition for any and for each justice. If the petition is circulated in more than one county, the justice shall submit the signatures to the county elections official of the county in which the petition was circulated. § 8106(b)(1), (b)(3) & (b)(4)

NOTE: If a justice who will appear on the ballot does not receive any campaign contributions and the only expenditure made will be the justice's personal funds for the filing fee, then the justice is not required to file Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Forms 410 and 501. However, any justice who will appear on the ballot must file campaign disclosure statements. For information about the campaign disclosure provisions, call the FPPC at (866) 275-3772 or the Secretary of State's Political Reform Division at (916) 653-6224.Gov. Code §§ 82007, 84101- 84102, 84215(a), 84605(a), 85200


Justices of the California Supreme Court—Terms of Office

Justices are appointed to 12-year terms. Following their appointment and confirmation by the Commission on Judicial Appointments, they must go before the voters for a retention election at the first gubernatorial election following their confirmation and then again every 12 years. The justices highlighted in bold type will appear on the November 4, 2014, ballot for retention.

CJ—Chief Justice
AJ—Associate Justice

Pos. Incumbent Up for Election Term Ends Oath Date
CJ Tani Cantil-Sakauye Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Jan. 3, 2011
AJ Joyce Luther Kennard Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Apr. 5, 1989
AJ Marvin R. Baxter Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Aug. 28, 1990
AJ Kathryn Mickle Werdegar Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Jun. 3, 1994
AJ Ming William Chin Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Mar. 1, 1996
AJ Carol A. Corrigan Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Jan. 4, 2006
AJ Goodwin Liu Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 2, 2023 Sep. 1, 2011

Filing Fee Information for Use in 2014

Filing fees are calculated by using two percent of the first year's annual salary.§ 8103(a)(1)

Position Salary Filing Fee Number of
In-Lieu Signatures
Value of
Each Signature
AJ $221,292 $4,425.84 10,000 $0.442584

Justices of the California Courts of Appeal

An election will be held on November 4, 2014. The justices listed on the following pages will stand for election to a full term of twelve years if this election coincides with the expiration of their term. If not standing for a full term, the term for which they are running is noted.Cal. Const., art. VI, § 16(a)


Justices of the California Courts of Appeal may file a declaration of candidacy to succeed to the office presently held by the justice. This declaration is filed between July 17, 2014, and August 15, 2014. If the declaration is not filed, the Governor, before September 16, 2014, shall nominate a candidate. At the next general election, only the candidate so declared or nominated may appear on the ballot.Cal. Const., art. VI, § 16(d)(1); § 82011


The declaration of candidacy may be in the form of a letter, may be on office stationery, must say that the justice is a candidate to succeed himself or herself, and must be signed by the justice. Unless instructed otherwise, the Secretary of State will certify the candidate's name as signed on the declaration of candidacy.

In addition to filing the declaration, each justice must pay a nonrefundable filing fee of one percent of the first year's salary for the office.§§ 8103(a)(2), 8105(a)


In lieu of paying the filing fee, each justice may submit a petition containing signatures of 8,184 registered voters. The signatures submitted may cover all or a prorated portion of the filing fee. That portion of the filing fee not covered by signatures must be paid in full before the declaration of candidacy may be filed.§§ 8105(a), 8106(a)(4) & (b)(3)

Each justice may obtain the petition for signatures in lieu of the filing fee from the appropriate county elections official from June 2, 2014, through July 31, 2014. The last day to file these petitions is July 31, 2014. Any registered voter may sign such a petition for a justice for whom he or she is eligible to vote. If the petition is circulated in more than one county, the justice shall submit the signatures to the county elections official of the county in which the petition was circulated.§ 8106(b)(1), (b)(3) & (b)(4)

NOTE: If a justice who will appear on the ballot does not receive any campaign contributions and the only expenditure made will be the justice's personal funds for the filing fee, then the justice is not required to file Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Forms 410 and 501. However, any justice who will appear on the ballot must file campaign disclosure statements. For information about the campaign disclosure provisions, call the FPPC at (866) 275-3772 or the Secretary of State's Political Reform Division at (916) 653-6224.Gov. Code §§ 82007, 84101- 84102, 84215(a), 84605(a), 85200


Justices of the California Courts of Appeal—Terms of Office

Justices are appointed to 12-year terms. Following their appointment and confirmation by the Commission on Judicial Appointments, they must go before the voters for a retention election at the first gubernatorial election following their confirmation and then again every 12 years. The justices highlighted in bold type will appear on the November 4, 2014, ballot for retention.

PJ—Presiding Justice
AJ—Associate Justice

First District - Holds its regular sessions in San Francisco

Div.  Pos. Incumbent Next Election Term Ends Oath Date
1       PJ Vacant N/A Jan. 7, 2019 N/A
         AJ Kathleen M. Banke Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Jul. 30, 2009
         AJ Robert L. Dondero Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Jul. 30, 2009
         AJ Sandra L. Margulies Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Jan. 25, 2002
2       PJ J. Anthony Kline Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Dec. 29, 1982
         AJ Paul R. Haerle Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Aug. 8, 1994
         AJ Vacant N/A Jan. 2, 2023 N/A
         AJ James A. Richman Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Feb. 23, 2006
3       PJ William R. McGuiness Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Dec. 21, 1998
         AJ Martin J. Jenkins Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Apr. 4, 2008
         AJ Stuart R. Pollak Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Jan. 25, 2002
         AJ Peter J. Siggins Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Jan. 6, 2006
4       PJ Ignazio J. Ruvolo Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Jan. 6, 2006
         AJ Timothy A. Reardon Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Aug. 20, 1990
         AJ James M. Humes Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 7, 2019 Dec. 20, 2012
         AJ Maria P. Rivera Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Jan. 25, 2002
5       PJ Barbara J. R. Jones Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Sep. 2, 1998
         AJ Mark B. Simons Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Jan. 29, 2001
         AJ Terence L. Bruiniers Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Jul. 30, 2009
         AJ Henry E. Needham Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Jan. 25, 2007

Second District - Holds its regular sessions in Los Angeles (Div. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8) and Ventura (Div. 6)

Div.  Pos. Incumbent Next Election Term Ends Oath Date
1       PJ Vacant N/A Jan. 2, 2023 N/A
         AJ Frances Rothschild Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Apr. 4, 2005
         AJ Victoria G. Chaney Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Jul. 1, 2009
         AJ Jeffrey W. Johnson Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Aug. 3, 2009
2       PJ Roger W. Boren Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Jan. 12, 1993
         AJ Vacant N/A Jan. 5, 2015 N/A
         AJ Judith M. Ashmann-Gerst Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Dec. 17, 2002
         AJ Victoria M. Chavez Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Dec. 7, 2005
3       PJ Joan Dempsey Klein Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Apr. 28, 1978
         AJ H. Walter Croskey Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Nov. 20, 1987
         AJ Patti S. Kitching Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Jan. 12, 1993
         AJ Richard D. Aldrich Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Aug. 29, 1994
4       PJ Norman L. Epstein Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Apr. 12, 1990
         AJ Thomas L. Willhite, Jr. Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Apr. 4, 2005
         AJ Nora M. Manella Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 May 22, 2006
         AJ Vacant N/A Jan. 2, 2023 N/A
5       PJ Paul Turner Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Aug. 28, 1990
         AJ Vacant N/A Jan. 2, 2023 N/A
         AJ Richard Mosk Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Oct. 22, 2001
         AJ Sandy R. Kriegler Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Apr. 4, 2005
6       PJ Arthur Gilbert Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Nov. 9, 1999
         AJ Kenneth R. Yegan Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Dec. 27, 1990
         AJ Vacant N/A Jan. 2, 2023 N/A
         AJ Steven Z. Perren Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Nov. 9, 1999
7       PJ Dennis M. Perluss Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Jan. 10, 2003
         AJ Fred Woods Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Aug. 19, 1988
         AJ Laurie D. Zelon Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Sep. 25, 2003
         AJ Vacant N/A Jan. 2, 2023 N/A
8       PJ Tricia Bigelow Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Feb. 8, 2010
         AJ Laurence D. Rubin Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Oct. 22, 2001
         AJ Madeleine I. Flier Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Sep. 25, 2003
         AJ Elizabeth A. Grimes Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Apr. 5, 2010

Third District - Holds its regular sessions in Sacramento

Pos. Incumbent Next Election Term Ends Oath Date
PJ Vance W. Raye Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Jan. 7, 1991
AJ Coleman A. Blease Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Jun. 14, 1979
AJ George Nicholson Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Aug. 23, 1990
AJ Harry E. Hull, Jr. Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Feb. 9, 1998
AJ Ronald B. Robie Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Jan. 15, 2002
AJ M. Kathleen Butz Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Oct. 15, 2003
AJ Louis Mauro Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 7, 2019 Aug. 25, 2010
AJ William J. Murray, Jr. Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Dec. 10, 2010
AJ Elena J. Duarte Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Dec. 10, 2010
AJ Andrea Lynn Hoch Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Jan. 3, 2011
AJ Vacant N/A Jan. 5, 2015 N/A

Fourth District - Holds regular sessions in San Diego (Div. 1), Riverside (Div. 2), and Orange (Div. 3)

Div.  Pos. Incumbent Next Election Term Ends Oath Date
1       PJ Judith McConnell Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Sep. 25, 2003
         AJ Patricia D. Benke Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Jun. 3, 1987
         AJ Richard D. Huffman Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Oct. 13, 1988
         AJ Gilbert Nares Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Oct. 13, 1988
         AJ Judith L. Haller Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Aug. 9, 1994
         AJ Alex C. McDonald Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Jun. 12, 1995
         AJ James A. McIntyre Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Jun. 6, 1996
         AJ Terry O’Rourke Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Dec. 7, 1998
         AJ Cynthia Aaron Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Jan. 10, 2003
         AJ Joan Irion Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Sep. 25, 2003
2       PJ Manuel A. Ramirez Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Dec. 27, 1990
         AJ Thomas E. Hollenhorst Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Aug. 26, 1988
         AJ Art W. McKinster Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Dec. 27, 1990
         AJ Betty Ann Richli Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Sep. 9, 1994
         AJ Carol D. Codrington Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Dec. 21, 2010
         AJ Jeffrey King Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Jan. 10, 2003
         AJ Douglas Miller Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Jun. 9, 2006
3       PJ Kathleen E. O’Leary Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 2, 2023 Jan. 21, 2000
         AJ William F. Rylaarsdam Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Apr. 10, 1995
         AJ William W. Bedsworth Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Apr. 15, 1997
         AJ David A. Thompson Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 7, 2019 Jun. 28, 2012
         AJ Eileen C. Moore Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Dec. 22, 2000
         AJ Richard M. Aronson Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Nov. 21, 2001
         AJ Richard D. Fybel Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Feb. 8, 2002
         AJ Raymond J. Ikola Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Jan. 10, 2003

Fifth District - Holds its regular sessions in Fresno

Pos. Incumbent Next Election Term Ends Oath Date
PJ Brad R. Hill Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Dec. 28, 2010
AJ Jennifer R.S. Detjen Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Aug. 6, 2010
AJ Charles S. Poochigian Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Sep. 24, 2009
AJ Vacant N/A Jan. 7, 2019 N/A
AJ Herbert I. Levy Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Aug. 5, 1997
AJ Dennis Cornell Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Dec. 21, 2000
AJ Gene M. Gomes Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 May 31, 2002
AJ Rosendo Pena Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Dec. 20, 2012
AJ Stephen J. Kane Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Jun. 9, 2006
AJ Donald R. Franson, Jr. Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 7, 2019 Dec. 29, 2010

Sixth District - Holds its regular sessions in San Jose

Pos. Incumbent Next Election Term Ends Oath Date
PJ Conrad L. Rushing Nov. 8, 2022 Jan. 2, 2023 Jan. 21, 2003
AJ Franklin D. Elia Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Sep. 29, 1988
AJ Eugene M. Premo Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Sep. 29, 1988
AJ Patricia Bamattre-Manoukian Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Oct. 16, 1989
AJ Nathan D. Mihara Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Feb. 4, 1993
AJ Miguel Marquez Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Jun. 28, 2012
AJ Adrienne M. Grover Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 5, 2015 Dec. 20, 2012

Filing Fee Information for Use in 2014

Filing fees are calculated by using one percent of the first year's annual salary.§ 8103(a)(2)

Position Salary Filing Fee Number of
In-Lieu Signatures
Value of
Each Signature
Courts of Appeal $207,463 $2,074.63 8,299 $0.249985
  1. All code section references are to the California Elections Code unless otherwise stated.

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