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San Diego County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Office 18

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CJ Mody

Deputy District Attorney, County of San Diego
393,975 votes (54%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ensure public safety, faithfully adhere to our Constitution and the rule of law, and maintain the integrity of our Courts.
  • Oversee a courtroom where everyone will be given the opportunity to be heard, have equal access to justice, and be treated fairly, impartially, with dignity, and respect.
  • Provide individuals with the incentive and desire to take responsibility for their actions and advantage of the resources available through our Collaborative Courts, in order to combat recidivism.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Deputy District Attorney, County of San Diego
Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County District Attorney's Office (2005–current)
Deputy District Attorney, Riverside County District Attorney's Office (2003–2005)
Teacher, Juvenile Court and Community Schools, County of San Diego (1997–1999)

Education

University of San Diego Juris Doctor (J.D.), Law (2002)
University of San Diego Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English & Political Science (1997)

Community Activities

Trustee - Board of Directors, Albert Einstein Academies (2009–2019)
Chair - San Diego County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team, San Diego County District Attorney's Office (2014–2019)
Chair - San Diego Children at Risk Committee Book Drive, San Diego County Bar Association (2007–2012)
Board Member, South Asian Bar Association (2008–2012)
Editorial Board Member, San Diego Lawyer Magazine (2009–2011)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Summer Stephan - District Attorney, County of San Diego
  • Judge Jacqueline Stern - Judge Stern is the Judge retiring from Office 18
  • The San Diego Union Tribune

Organizations (32)

  • The San Diego Union Tribune
  • San Diego County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
  • San Diego County Deputy District Attorneys' Association
  • San Diego Police Officers' Association
  • San Diego County Probation Officers' Association
  • San Diego County District Attorney Investigator's Association
  • San Diego Police Chiefs' and Sheriff's Association
  • PORAC, San Diego & Imperial County Chapters
  • Fraternal Order of Police - San Diego Chapter
  • San Diego City Schools Police Officers' Association
  • San Diego Harbor Police Officers' Association
  • San Diego American Asians for Equality
  • Korean American Bar Association of San Diego
  • Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego
  • Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego
  • Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
  • Local 619 - Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
  • The Lincoln Club of San Diego County
  • San Diegans Against Crime
  • South Asian Bar Association - San Diego
  • Japanese American Bar Association
  • Crime Victims United of California
  • California Women's Leadership Association
  • Oceanside Police Officers' Association
  • National City Police Officers' Association
  • La Mesa Police Officers' Association
  • Escondido Police Officers' Association
  • El Cajon Police Officers' Association
  • Coronado Police Officers' Association
  • Chula Vista Police Officers' Association
  • Carlsbad Police Officers' Association
  • California Police Chiefs' Association

Elected Officials (68)

  • Summer Stephan - District Attorney, County of San Diego
  • Bill Gore - Sheriff, County of San Diego
  • Kevin Faulconer - Mayor, City of San Diego
  • The Honorable Margie G. Woods - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Richard S. Whitney - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Bradley A. Weinreb - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Theodore M. Weathers - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Timothy J. Walsh - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Carlos Varela - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Jacqueline M. Stern - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Roderick W. Shelton - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable James E. Simmons, Jr. - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Polly H. Shamoon - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Charles G. Rogers - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Terrie E. Roberts - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Allan J. Preckel - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego, Retired
  • The Honorable Robert F. O’Neill - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Dwain K. Moring Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Frederick Maguire - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Marcella O. McLaughlin - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Runston G. Maino - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Daniel F. Link - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Lantz Lewis - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Kathleen M. Lewis - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Melinda J. Lasater - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Kimberlee A. Lagotta - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Roger W. Krauel - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Evan P. Kirvin - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Robert J. Kearney - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Albert T. Harutunian III - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Louis R. Hanoian - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Laura W. Halgren - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Michael S. Groch - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Patricia Garcia - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Peter L. Gallagher - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Daniel B. Goldstein - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Ronald F. Frazier - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Jeffrey F. Fraser - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Herbert J. Exarhos - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Ana L. Espana - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Francis M. Devaney - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Robert P. Dahlquist - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Patricia K. Cookson - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Timothy M. Casserly - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Rachel Cano - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Yvonne E. Campos - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Gary M. Bubis - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Desiree Bruce-Lyle - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Frank A. Brown - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego, Retired
  • The Honorable David G. Brown - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Joseph P. Brannigan - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Blaine K. Bowman - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Frank L. Birchak - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable David Berry - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • The Honorable Robert Amador - Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
  • Mark Powell - San Diego County Office of Education
  • Bill Wells - Mayor, City of El Cajon
  • Judy Ritter - Mayor, City of Vista
  • John Minto - Mayor, City of Santee
  • Mark Kersey - Councilmember, City of San Diego
  • Rebecca Jones - Mayor, City of San Marcoa
  • Jack Feller - Councilmember, City of Oceanside
  • Dianne Jacob - Supervisor, County of San Diego
  • Kristin Gaspar - Supervisor, County of San Diego
  • Jim Desmond - Supervisor, County of San Diego
  • Greg Cox - Supervisor, County of San Diego
  • Chris Cate - Councilmember, City of San Diego
  • Richard Bailey - Mayor, City of Coronado

Individuals (10)

  • Father Joe Carroll - Homeless Advocate
  • Shelley Zimmerman - San Diego Chief of Police, Retired
  • Henry Coker - Public Defender, County of San Diego, Retired
  • The Honorable Irma E. Gonzalez - Judge, United States District Court, Retired
  • Jordan Marks - Special Assistant to the San Diego County Assessor
  • Ronson J. Shamoun, Esq.
  • Paul Robinson, Esq.
  • Dr. David Sciaretta - Superintendent, Albert Einstein Academies
  • Adam Day - CAO, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
  • David Bejarano - San Diego Chief of Police, Retired

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