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Santa Clara County, CA June 6, 2006 Election
District Attorney; County of Santa Clara Voter Information

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Results as of June 26 11:47am, 100.00%% of Precincts Reporting (1115/1115)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Dolores A. Carr Click here for more information about this candidate 93,907 votes 42.03%

  • Occupation: Superior Court Judge, Santa Clara County (2000 - present)
  • Supervising Judge, Unified Family Court (2005)
  • Supervising Judge, Family Division (2002 - 2005)
  • Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara County (1985 - 2000)
  • Private Practice Attorney (1980 - 1985)
  • J.D. Southwestern University (1980) Admitted to California Bar (1980)
  • B.A. in Spanish with Honors, University of California at Berkeley (1975)
  • Restore the trust and confidence of the community that the DA's Office will seek truth and justice, not simply convictions.
  • Seek feedback from community members and agencies about how we can better serve them.
  • Collaborate with law enforcement, the defense bar, and the courts to improve effectiveness and efficiencies in resolving cases.
Karyn Sinunu Click here for more information about this candidate 76,015 votes 34.02%
  • Occupation: Chief Deputy District Attorney
  • Top prosecutor to District Attorney George Kennedy
  • California District Attorneys Association Board of Directors
  • Napoleon Menard Trial Advocacy Award
  • Victim Support Network, Unsung Hero Award
  • Mills College, Graduated with Honors
  • Peninsula University Law, Valedictorian
  • Public safety: conviction and incarceration of violent offenders
  • Innovation: cutting-edge technology to ensure accuracy, fairness and accountability
  • Professionalism: integrity in vigorous pursuit of truth, fairness to opposition, open to critique and improvement and compassion for victims
Jim Shore Click here for more information about this candidate 31,920 votes 14.29%
  • Occupation: Deputy District Attorney
  • California Prosecutor's Association, President (2000-2006)
  • Santa Clara County Government Attorneys Association, President (2000-2005)
  • California Juvenile Justice Advisory Commission (2003-2005)
  • San Jose Medical Center Foundation, Current President
  • Walden West Outdoor School Foundation, Founding President
  • City of San Jose Citizen Oversight Committee ($159 Million Public Safety Bond Measure), Vice-Chair
  • Passing Jessica's Law so sexual predators are monitored 24 hours
  • Emphasizing prevention to steer kids away from crime and drugs and expanding proven programs to combat elder abuse
  • Stronger management of the office to direct more resources to fighting crime, and an increased focus on ethics
Marc Buller Click here for more information about this candidate 21,594 votes 9.66%
  • Occupation: Assistant District Attorney
  • 20 years of experience as a Santa Clara County prosecutor
  • Founded the Community Prosecution Unit
  • Crime prevention
  • Community partnerships to ensure ethical law enforcement
  • Adequate prosecution to ensure a safe Santa Clara County

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  Candidates Answer Questions

The the Leagues of Women Voters of Santa Clara County has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 3 questions on Experience, Changes, and Budget.

Official Information

Office of the District Attorney

Nonpartisan Information

Santa Clara County Bar Association


Video of Mar. 16 Debate
from San Jose City Clerk. Look for "Special Events" and "District Attorney Candidate Forum". 1 hr. 27 min.

Transcript of Mar. 16 Debate
from NBC11

Candidates Forum - Monday, May 15, 7:00pm
Cupertino Community Hall, Torre Ave. (between Library & City Hall)
Sponsored by Cupertino/Sunnyvale League of Women Voters
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