I believe strongly in judicial independence. I took an oath to uphold the Constitution, not to appease politicians or ideologues. When your own rights and property are at stake, you want the judge to make a fair and lawful decision, free from political influence.

I have served the public for almost 20 years, first as a criminal prosecutor for the Santa Clara County DA’s Office, and for the last 12 years as a Superior Court Judge. 

As a prosecutor,  I prosecuted hate crimes and sexually violent predators. I received the California Association of Human Relations Organizations Civil Rights Leadership Award for my work on hate crimes.  I served as a board member for the Support Network for Battered Women and was a member of the Santa Clara County Network for a Hate-Free Community. 

As a judge, I have heard thousands of cases. I have a reputation for being fair to both sides.

I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University.  I attended UC Berkeley School of Law. I am married and have two wonderful children. It has been a privilege to serve you and I ask for your support.