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San Diego County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
 Smart Voter Jan Goldsmith

Candidate for
City Attorney; City of San Diego

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Biographical Highlights
  • 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
Top Priorities if Elected
  • 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.
Key Endorsements
  • Sheriff Bill Kolender
  • District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis
  • Deputy City Attorney Andrew Jones, President of Deputy City Atty's Assoc.
Position Papers
My Commitment to the People of San Diego
I have set out 10 commitments to the people of San Diego designed to bring integrity and professionalism to the city attorney's office.
Criminal Coordination Plan
Judge Goldsmith and DA Dumanis have proposed a plan to improve coordination. The DA's office and City Attorney's office share criminal prosecution in the City, but the City Attorney refuses to coordinate. This needs to be corrected.
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