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Santa Barbara County, CA June 8, 2010 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Josh Lynn

Candidate for
District Attorney; County of Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara District Attorney's Office 1112 Santa Barbara Street Santa Barbara, California 93101 Phone 805-568-2300

Joshua E. Lynn + Chief Trial Deputy

Experience acting in place of District Attorney when chosen to do so

Objective: Election to Santa Barbara County District Attorney

Endorsed by, among many others, Tom Sneddon and Christie Stanley

Administrative experience in all matters relating to staffing, budget and personnel.

Specific experience: sample of 8 recent jury trials: Gangs, Murder, Domestic Violence:

1. Jesse James Hollywood: Death-penalty homicide case of young teenager taken by group of thugs from Los Angeles. High-profile because of facts and movie and book created about case before resolution. Hollywood convicted of kidnapping and 1st Degree Murder, sentenced by jury to LWOP.

2. Evangelista: Murder of ex-girlfriend. Convicted of special circ murder and kidnapping

3. Joshua Miracle: 3 defendant grand jury indictment on special circ murder for gang. Miracle convicted and sentenced to death. Others awaiting disposition

4. Sotelo: gang attempted murder, aggravated mayhem, strikes. Convicted all counts sentenced 67 years-to-life

5. Varela: domestic first degree murder of girlfriend with knife. Convicted - 27 to life

6. Dixon: domestic violence 3 striker, GBI - 36 to life

7. Ortiz: domestic 3 striker, pregnant wife as victim - 26 to life

8. Olson: voluntary manslaughter, UCSB student victim, convicted all counts - 9 years

Experience -generally 1996 - 2008 Santa Barbara, CA. Hired, Promoted to Senior Deputy District Attorney Santa Barbara County

Assigned to Gangs and Three-Strikes Cases Many Dozen Jury Trials Covering all Criminal Case Levels Felony Trial Deputy + Head of Domestic Violence Unit. (1999-2002) Developed Policy Guidelines for Domestic Violence Filing and Prosecution Standards Gangs, Homicide, Three-Strikes, Robbery, Death Penalty Cases

2006 Received Thomas Guerry Award for Excellence

2004 Instructor + POST/CDAA + S.T.E.P. ACT Gang Prosecutions, Trial Strategy/Evidentiary Issues

2003 + 2009 Law Professor - Santa Barbara College of Law Evidence Advanced Evidence Trial Practice

1999 - 2005 Santa Barbara, CA. Instructor + Probation, DVRT, Victim Advocate Training Training in Supervision of Gang and D.V. Probationers Legal Updates on Gang and Family Law Issues in Criminal Cases Lectured on Domestic Violence issues to Cottage Hospital staff

Education 1992-1995 San Diego, CA. University of San Diego School Of Law Juris Doctor. American Jurisprudence Award + Professional Responsibility President + Public Interest Law Foundation

Personal Republican Married 16 years, and have 2 young children. Born, raised and reside in Santa Barbara.

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