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San Diego County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
City Attorney; City of San Diego Voter Information

Full Term.

Results as of Jan 24 10:40am
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Jan Goldsmith Click here for more information about this candidate 278830 votes 59.52%

  • Occupation: San Diego Superior Court Judge
  • Attorney for 32 years, former managing partner of successful private law firm
  • Former Mayor of Poway, a successful City with a balanced budget and sound pension plan
  • Three term state legislator focusing on civil and criminal justice, as well as foster care
  • Law Professor at all three San Diego law schools. Course includes municipal law and political crimes
  • Author of law text: "Law & Political Process"
  • Nearly a decade as Superior Court Judge
  • De-politicize the City Attorney's office and base all legal work on the law, not politics or personal agendas
  • Stop wasting millions of dollars on political lawsuits and outside lawyers
  • Evaluate cost/benfit/risk of all lawsuits at outset and set office priority to win lawsuits rather than make political statements.
Michael J. Aguirre Click here for more information about this candidate 189628 votes 40.48%
  • Occupation: San Diego City Attorney
  • JD UC Berkeley; MPA Harvard
  • LA Daily Journal honored as 1 of the 100 Best Trial Lawyers in California
  • Wall Street Journal: Aguirre is "setting off an alarm voters accross America need to hear."
  • Media Light of Day Award for Mike's open government reforms
  • Court said Mike did an "excellent" job of presenting pension case at trial
  • Protecting San Diego taxpayers in Court
  • Continue to clean up legal mess at City Hall
  • Make every San Diegan proud that I am their City Attorney

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