We Support Retaining Judge Aaron Persky!

Join the many distinguished law school deans, law professors, former California Supreme Court justices, appellate justices, judges, attorneys, and community leaders who support retaining Judge Persky and protecting the independence of the judiciary. Contribute to and endorse the Retain Judge Persky Campaign here.

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Santa Clara County District Attorney

Jeff Rosen

Santa Clara County Public Defender

Molly O'Neal

Santa Clara County Assessor

Larry Stone

Former Santa Clara County Counsel

Ann Ravel

Former San Jose Mayor

Susan Hammer

Former Los Altos Hills Mayor and Current Councilmember

Courtenay Corrigan

Former Palo Alto Mayor

Judith Kleinberg

Former United States District Court Judge

Hon. Nancy Gertner (Ret.)

Former United States Bankruptcy Judge

Hon. Arthur Weissbrodt (Ret.)

Law School Deans

Erwin Chemerinsky
Dean and Law Professor, Berkeley Law (Formerly Boalt Hall)
Jesse Choper
Former Dean and Law Professor, Berkeley Law (Formerly Boalt Hall)
Gerald Uelmen
Former Dean and Law Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law

Law School Professors

Robert Calhoun
Golden Gate University Law Professor (Ret.)
Robert Fellmeth
University of San Diego Law Professor
William Gould, IV
Stanford Law Professor, Emeritus
Lynne Henderson
Law Professor
Tim Iglesias
University of San Francisco Law Professor
David Levine
UC Hastings Law Professor Emeritus
Margaret Russell
Santa Clara University Law Professor
Maimon Schwarzschild
University of San Diego Law Professor
Elisabeth Semel
Law Professor
Steven Shatz
University of San Francisco Law Professor Emeritus
David Sklansky
Stanford Law Professor, Faculty Co-Director, Stanford Criminal Justice Center (SCJC)

Retired California Supreme Court Justices

Justice Marvin R. Baxter (Ret.)
Former California Supreme Court Associate Justice
Justice Joseph Grodin (Ret.)
Former California Supreme Court Associate Justice, UC Hastings Law Professor Emeritus
Justice Carlos R. Moreno (Ret.)
Former California Supreme Court Associate Justice
Justice Edward Panelli (Ret.)
Former California Supreme Court Associate Justice
Justice Cruz Reynoso (Ret.)
Former California Supreme Court Associate Justice, UC Davis Law Professor Emeritus

Presiding Justices, Court of Appeal

Presiding Justice Arthur Gilbert
Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal
Presiding Justice Frances Rothschild
Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal

Associate Justices, Court of Appeal

Justice Victoria Chaney
Associate Justice, Court of Appeal
Justice Madeleine Flier
Associate Justice, Court of Appeal
Justice Elwood Lui
Associate Justice, Court of Appeal
Justice Stuart Pollak
Associate Justice, Court of Appeal

Retired Justices, Court of Appeal

Justice J. Clinton Peterson (Ret.)
Former Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal
Justice Barton Gaut (Ret.)
Former Associate Justice, Court of Appeal
Justice Earl Johnson, Jr. (Ret.)
Former Associate Justice, Court of Appeal
Justice Fred Morrison (Ret.)
Former Associate Justice, Court of Appeal
Justice William Rylaarsdam (Ret.)
Former Associate Justice, Court of Appeal
Justice Sheila Sonenshine (Ret.)
Former Associate Justice, Court of Appeal
Justice Howard Wiener (Ret.)
Former Associate Justice, Court of Appeal

California Superior Court Judges

Hon. Verna Adams
Hon. Javier Alcala
Hon. Julia Alloggiamento
Hon. Robert Altman (Ret.)
Hon. Read Ambler (Ret.), Former Presiding Judge
Hon. Mary Arand
Hon. Jacqueline Arroyo

Hon. Julian Bailey
Hon. Kenneth Barnum
Hon. William Barry

Hon. Paul Beeman, Former Presiding Judge
Hon. Helen Bendix
Hon. Stephen Benson
Hon. Peter Berger (Ret.)
Hon. Paul Bernal
Hon. Susan Bernardini (Ret.)
Hon. George Bird, Jr.
Hon. Franklin Bondonno
Hon. Griffin Bonini
Hon. Terry Bork
Hon. Todd Bottke,
President of the California Judges Association
Hon. Christopher Bowen
Hon. Robert Boyd

Hon. Steven Brick (Ret.)
Hon. Gilbert Brown (Ret.)
Hon. Shelyna Brown
Hon. Daniel Buckley,
Presiding Judge
Hon. Paul Burdick, Assistant Presiding Judge
Hon. David Cena
Hon. Bruce Chan

Hon. Roy Chernus
Hon. Paul Colin

Hon. Jaime Corral (Ret.)
Hon. Charles Crandall
, Former Presiding Judge
Hon. Ray Cunningham (Ret.)
Hon. Stephen Cunnison (Ret.)
Hon. Allison Danner

Hon. Elliot Daum
Hon. Raymond Davilla, Jr. (Ret.)
Hon. Cindy Davis
Hon. Jacqueline Duong

Hon. Steve Dylina
Hon. Leonard Edwards (Ret.)
Hon. William Elfving
Hon. Julie Emede
Hon. William Fahey

Hon. John Flaherty (Ret.), Former Presiding Judge
Hon. Andrea Flint
Hon. Robert Foley (Ret.)

Hon. Mark Forcum, Former Presiding Judge
Hon. Leon Fox
Hon. Jose Franco
Hon. Robert Freedman (Ret.)

Hon. Haley Fromholz (Ret.)
Hon. Eric Geffon
Hon. Nazario Gonzales (Ret.)
Hon. John Grandsaert

Hon. Thomas Griego
Hon. Evelio Grillo
Hon. Michael Groch
Hon. Charles Haines
Hon. William Hamlin
Hon. Matthew Harris
Hon. Douglas Hatchimonji
Hon. Charles Hayden (Ret.)

Hon. Nancy Hoffman (Ret.)
Hon. Mark Hood, Presiding Judge
Hon. Eugene Hyman (Ret.)
Hon. Garry Ichikawa

Hon. Jerald Infantino (Ret.)
Hon. James Jackman (Ret.)
Hon. Samantha Jessner
Hon. Harold Kahn
Hon. Marc Kelly
Hon. Peter Kirwan
Hon. Nona Klippen
Hon. Quentin Kopp (Ret.)
Hon. Barbara Kronlund

Hon. Sunil Kulkarni
Hon. Edward Lee
Hon. Mary Jo Levinger (Ret.)
Hon. Cynthia Lie
Hon. Linda Lofthus
, Assistant Presiding Judge
Hon. Richard Loftus, Jr. (Ret.), Former Presiding Judge
Hon. David Long (Ret.)
Hon. Patricia Lucas
, Presiding Judge
Hon. Jackson Lucky
Hon. William MacLaughlin
Hon. Patrick Madden
Hon. Katherine Mader
Hon. Ruston Maino

Hon. Stephen Manley
Hon. Socrates Manoukian
Hon. Laura Masunaga, Former Presiding Judge
Hon. Michael Mattice
Hon. Sandra McKeith (Ret.)
Hon. Kevin McKenney (Ret.)
Hon. John Meyer
Hon. Patrick Meyers

Hon. Franz Miller
Hon. Terri Mockler
Hon. Anthony Mohr
Hon. William J. Monahan
Hon. Hugh Mullin III (Ret.)
Hon. Jerome Nadler (Ret.)

Hon. Leslie Nichols (Ret.)
Hon. Lawrence Ornell

Hon. Charles Palmer
Hon. Rise Pichon, Former Presiding Judge
Hon. Mark Pierce
Hon. Ronald Quidachay

Hon. Hector Ramon
Hon. Craig Riemer
Hon. Morton Rochman
Hon. David Rubin,
Past President of the California Judges Association
Hon. Deborah Ryan, Assistant Presiding Judge
Hon. Philip Saeta (Ret.)
Hon. Robert Schnider (Ret.)
Hon. Daphne Scott
Hon. Stuart Scott
Hon. John P. Shook (Ret.)
Hon. Kelly Simmons, Presiding Judge
Hon. Stephanie Sontag
Hon. Andrew Steckler
Hon. James Stoelker
Hon. Julianne Sylva

Hon. Jon Takasugi
Hon. Eric Taylor
, Past President of the California Judges Association
Hon. Raoul Thorbourne
Hon. James Towery
Hon. K. C. Twisselman II

Hon. Phillip Urie
Hon. Brian Walsh
, Former Presiding Judge
Hon. Joan Weber, Past President of the California Judges Association
Hon. Elia Weinbach (Ret.)
Hon. Joshua Weinstein
Hon. Jean Wetenkamp (Ret.)
Hon. Helen Williams
Hon. Thomas Wills
Hon. Charles Wilson, II
Hon. Mark Windham

Former District Attorneys of Santa Clara County

Hon. Dolores Carr (Ret.)
Former District Attorney of Santa Clara County
George Kennedy
Former District Attorney of Santa Clara County

Attorneys

Robert Amparán
Annrae Angel
Mark Arnold
Brendan Barrett
Stanley Bartelmie
Daniel Barton
Nancy Battel
Bradford Baugh
Helen Baumann
Carl Beatty
Mark Becker
Adam Belsky
Jann Besson
Jeremy Blank
Chris Boas
Silvio Borello
Geoffrey Braun
Janet Brewer
Miriam Brody
Nan Bucknell
Jeremy Burns
John Cahners
Richard Chernick
Mark Cohen

Bradley Corsiglia
John Coward
Leonard Cravens

David Cross
Jan Cummins
Lee Danforth
Todd Davis
Anthony Delas
Adrienne Dell
Diane De Seve
Michael Desmarais
Gerry Dobbyn
James Dozier
Joseph Dozier
Tracy Duell-Cazes
Shelley Dwyer
James Efting
Ernest Faitos
Barbara Farnum
Thomas Ferrito
Allen Fleishman
Jill Fox
Patricia Fox
Steven Frank
Jordan Funk
Mark Garver
Zach Georgopoulos
Gary Giannini
Anthony Gibbs
Elizabeth Goodley
Gary Goodman
Louis Goodman
Joseph Greco
Bernard Greenfield
Richard Guggenheim
Steve Hallgrimson
Phil Hammer
Peter Haven
Krista Henneman
Michael Hingle
David Hoffman
Patrick Hoopes
Guyton Jinkerson
Lauren Jones
Rebecca Jones
Kenneth Kamei
Stefan Kennedy
William Kennedy
Sajid Khan
Paul Killion
Neal Kimball
Kathryn Klaus
Gerald Knapton
Robert Kopelson
George Kraw
Urs Laeuchli
Alan Lagod
Lynne Lampros
Jeffrey Lawson
Jung Le
Sung Lee
Frank Leidman
Mary MacLellan
Diego MacWilliam
James Madden
James Madison
Edward Mahler
Louis Marlin
Carlos Martinez
Daniel Mayfield
Lisa McCamey
Timothy McCollum
Julia McDowell
James McManis
Ronald Meckler
Charles Mesirow
Robert Mezzetti
Edward Mills
Derryl Molina
Michael Moore
Donelle Morgan
Myron Moskovitz
Mondonna Mostofi
Thomas Mueller
Barbara Muller
Ruben Munoz
Ane Murphy

Dennis Murphy
Harpaul Nahal
Steven Nakano

Kyle Neddenriep
Bruce Nickerson
Samira Nikaein
Roderick O'Connor
Lany Or
Marty O'Toole
Gilda Page
Margaret Patrick
Sylvia Perez MacDonald
Robert Phelps
Sam Polverino
Guerin Provini
Michael Quinlivan
Naresh Rajan
Geoffrey Rawlings
Ron Rayes
Robert Redding
Benjamin Reese
Thomas Reese
Ronald Richards
Stephanie Rickard
Javier Rios
Olga Rodstein
Bonnie Ross
Kathryn Ross
Thomas Rossmeissl
Todd Rothbard
Allen Ruby
Sarah Ruby
Matthew Rudy
Panteha Saban
Edwin Samuels
Gerald Scher
Kathryn Schlepphorst
Wesley Schroeder
Charles Schulz
Chuck Smith
Victoria Tran Sood
Neville Spadafore
Thomas Spielbauer
Dmitry Stadlin
Peter Stern
Clark Stone
Angela Storey
James Thomson
Michael Thorman
Frank Ubhaus
Patricia Uro-May
Gerald Vanoli
Daniel Vaswani
Kimberly Vawter
Joe Wall
Blair Walsh
James Ward
William Warhurst
Timothy Widman
Benjamin Williams
John Williams
Steven Yarbrough
Tom Youngjohn

Community Leaders and Supporters

Jan Baszucki
Daniel Becker
Jennifer Benson
Princia Benson
Cyndi Spindell Berck
Mark Borowsky, MD
Todd Bridges
Joan Brodovsky
Andrew Cohen
Robert Downing
Beth Eyerman
Judy Faltz
Françoise Fielding
Mike Fox, Sr.
Damian Garcia
Jacqueline Geist
Sandra Gifford
Reid Greenberg
James Hall
Toni Halliwell
Larry Horton
Michael Hu
Paul Ingmundson
Paul Jensen
Mitch Klinger
Hiromi Kuehberger
Sarah Kuehberger

Jill Lageman
Alan Lambert
Kate Latham
Ivan Light
Greg Loy
Angela Lynch
Emily O'Connell
Carol Maibach
James Manganello
Harry Mason
Carl McGrew
Paul Minnich
Chris Moore
Sascha Mornell
Ronald Nahas
James Newman
Rose Rojas
Glenn Rennels
Peter Ross
Darcy Salas
Daniel Seligson
John Schorsch, MD
Gerald Shefren
Phyllis Sherlock
Steven Silva
Josh Smith
Steven Sodos
Richard Tingey
H. A. Tucher
Anna Vinogradoff
Robert Ward
Saul Wasserman, MD
Curt Weil
Ze’ev Wurman
Hadassah Wurman
Diana Yu