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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election

Alameda County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Seat 11

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Tara Flanagan

Judge, Superior Court
176,128 votes (63.18%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Continue to serve as a fair, impartial, effective, and compassionate judge on the Alameda County Superior Court.
  • Continue to serve on the Alameda County Superior Court Jury Committee, working to increase jury participation across demographics to ensure greater jury diversity and community participation In our justice system.
  • Continue to work to help marginalized persons overcome barriers in accessing our justice system through my service as a Board Member of the Alameda County Bar Association's Voluntary Legal Services Corporation.



Profession:Judge, Alameda County Superior Court
Judge, Alameda County Superior Court (2013–current)
Judge, Alameda County Superior Court — Elected position (2013–current)
Attorney at Law/Owner, Flanagan Law Offices (2011–2012)
Managing Attorney, Family Law Facilitator, Superior Court of the State of California Counties of Butte, Glenn, and Tehama (2010–2011)
Supervising Attorney/Staff Attorney, Family Violence Law Center (2004–2009)


Southwestern University School of Law Juris Doctor, Law (1998)
CSU - Northridge Bachelor of Science, Industrial Recreation (1987)


Judge Tara Flanagan has served on the Alameda County Superior Court since 2013. She is running for re-election in 2018.

She started her legal career in civil litigation. Later, as a Deputy District Attorney and Domestic Violence Prosecutor, she gained vast courtroom experience, working with rime victims, law enforcement, and a diversity of witnesses, juries, and judges.

Judge Flanagan's sense of fair play and team building could be seen in her earlier life as a world class athlete. She is a 1991 World Cup Rugby Champion and a USA Rugby Hall of Fame Member.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • State Controller Betty Yee
  • Nearly 90 Judges
  • California Democratic Party

Organizations (15)

  • 9 Police Officers Associations
  • Women Lawyers of Alameda County
  • Alameda County Democratic Party
  • Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus
  • BALIF (The oldest and largest association of LGBTQI lawyers in America)
  • Berkeley Democratic Club
  • Castro Valley Democratic Club
  • East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club
  • East Bay Women's Political Alliance
  • East Bay Young Democrats
  • Hayward Area Democratic Club
  • John George Democratic Club
  • Metropolitan Greater Oakland Democratic Club
  • South Alameda County Young Democrats
  • Tri-Valley Democratic Club

Elected Officials (15)

  • Congressman Eric Swalwell
  • Assemblyman Rob Bonta
  • Assemblyman Tony Thurmond
  • Assemblyman Bill Quirk
  • Assemblyman Kansen Chu
  • Senator Bob Wieckowski
  • County Supervisor Scott Haggerty
  • County Supervisor Richard Valle
  • Mayor Libby Schaaf, Oakland
  • Mayor Jesse Arreguin, Berkeley
  • Mayor Peggy McQuaid, Albany
  • Mayor Alan L. Nagy, Newark
  • Mayor John Bauters, Emeryville
  • Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma
  • City Attorney Barbara Parker, Oakland

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