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San Diego County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Office 35

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Mike Murphy

Deputy Attorney General
387,965 votes (37.2%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Protect Public Safety
  • Protect Citizens' Constitutional Rights
  • Provide a fair and open forum for the just resolution of issues, and treat everyone with dignity and respect.



Profession:California State Prosecutor
Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice (1996–current)


University of San Diego School of Law Juris Doctor (J.D.), Law (1995)
San Diego State University Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Business Administration (1992)
St. Augustine High School High School Diploma (1988)


I am a San Diego native who has been married for 27 years and raised four children.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

To my mind, there is only one legitimate judicial philosophy, and that is to fairly and justly apply the law as written to the facts proven in the case. These are the principles that will guide my decision-making. Having any other judicial philosophy  leads to result-oriented decisions  in which a judge’s individual philosophy shades his or her decisions. That is dangerous, produces unfairness and is a rebuke to the legitimate law making prerogatives of the voters, the legislature and the higher courts.

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