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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election

Marin County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Office 2

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Michael Coffino

Deputy Public Defender
13,455 votes (20.57%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Provide a neutral forum for the resolution of legal disputes
  • Treat all parties respectfully
  • Run the courtroom efficiently



Profession:Deputy Public Defender
Deputy Public Defender, County of Marin (2003–current)
Public Defender, Lake County Indigent Defense Services (2001–2003)
Associate, Donahue, Gallagher, Woods and Wood, LLC Oakland, CA (1999–2001)
Associate, Kerstetter & Rillo, LLC San Francisco (1997–1999)


University of Wisconsin Law School J.D. (current)
University of Wisconsin, Madison M.A., philosophy (1994)
University of Oregon B.A., philosophy, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (1990)

Community Activities

Lecturer in Law, Alliant International University (2013–2014)
Textbook Editor, Congressional Quarterly Press (2008–2012)

Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (5)

  • Ford Greene, Mayor of San Anselmo
  • Erin Tollini, Mayor of Tiburon
  • Pat Eklund, Mayor of Novato
  • Fiona Ma, California Board of Equalization
  • Hon Julie Conger, California Superior Court Judge

Individuals (1)

  • Dan Vasquez, Warden of San Quentin State Prison (Ret.)

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