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California State Court of AppealsCandidate for Justice, District 5

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Donald R. Franson, Jr.

Associate Justice, Fifth District Court of Appeal
445,678 votes (65.5%)Winning
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Profession:Associate Justice, Fifth District Court of Appeal
Associate Justice, Fifth District Court of Appeal — Elected position (2015–current)
Associate Justice, Fifth District Court of Appeal — Appointed position (2010–2014)
Judge, Fresno Superior Court — Elected position (2007–2010)
Judge, Fresno County Superior Court — Appointed position (2005–2006)
Attorney, Civil Practice (1980–2005)
General Counsel/Executive Vice President, Producers Cotton Oil Company (1987–1991)
Deputy District Attorney, Fresno County District Attorney's Office (1978–1980)


University of California, Hastings College of Law Juris Doctor, Law (1978)
University of Calfornia, Berkeley Bachelor of Arts, American History (1974)

Community Activities

Board Member, Central Valley Foundation (2000–2008)
Board Member/President, Fig Garden Fire Protection District (2001–2005)
Board Member, Fresno Regional Foundation (1991–2000)

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