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San Diego County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Office 38

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Carla Keehn

Federal Prosecutor
204,198 votes (35.67%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Uphold Constitution
  • Apply Laws Fairly and Equally
  • Efficiently Administer Justice



Profession:Federal Prosecutor
Assistant United States Attorney, United States Department of Justice (1995–current)
Deputy Public Defender, County of San Diego (1990–1995)
Captain, California Army National Guard, California Army National Guard (1991–1994)
Captain, First Armored Division United States Army, United States Army (1986–1990)


University of California, Hastings College of Law J.D., Law (1986)
Princeton University Undergraduate Degree , A.B. cum laude, American History (1983)

Community Activities

Synagogue Volunteer, Temple Solel (2012–current)
Marathon Runner- 26 Marathons Completed including Boston Marathon, Runner (1980–current)


I believe that no one is above the law, including judges.  I am a  20 year Federal Prosecutor, an Army

Captain, a National Guardsman and  I have dedicated my life to upholding laws for the safety and

protection of the public.


I am an  honors graduate of Princeton University and University of California Hastings College of

Law. I am the  2016 recipient of a national award,  the  the Director's Award  for Superior Performance by an Assistant United States

Attorney. As a marathon runner and happily married mother of three, I know the importance of understanding laws and going the

distance to apply them fairly and equally.

As a Prosecutor, I have successfully prosecuted thousands of criminals, taking them off San

Diego streets for crimes including bank robbery, assault, human trafficking, drug smuggling,

and currency smuggling. To deter crime, I have helped to create and implement successful

rehabilitation programs for offenders with drug addictions.

I strongly believe our courts should not be misused for political gamesmanship and that justice

should not go to the highest bidder. The only endorsement that matters to me is that of the

voters, who I am here to serve.


Google me, then vote Carla Keehn for Superior Court Judge.  The Choice is Clear

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Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • A judge should be above the appearance of impropriety. The only endorsement I seek is that of the VOTER

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I believe Judges Should  uphold the Constitution.  I believe Judges should not legistlate from the bench.

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Carla Keehn the Best Candidate for Superior Court Judge Office 38 — May 8, 2016 Committee to Elect Carla Keehn for Judge 2016

Carla Keehn's Experience as an Army Captain, Federal Prosecutor that make her the best candidate for Superior Court Office 38

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