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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
Judicial

Orange County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Office 13

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Theodore R. "Ted" Howard

Judge of the Superior Court
392,776 votes (78.8%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Promote civility and professionalism in the courtroom with respect toward trial jurors
  • Trial jurors are temporary lay judges of the disputed facts in civil tirials and need to be treated with dignity and respect
  • Assist in the effort to restore court funding to average national levels and restore the bailiffs and court reporters we have lost

Experience

Experience

Profession:Judge of the Superior Court
Judge of the Superior Court, The State of California — Appointed position (2010–current)
Partner, Howard, Moss, Loveder & Strickroth (1987–2010)
Partner, Parker, Stanbury, McGee, Babcock & Combs (1975–1986)
Associate Attorney, Kinkle Rodiger Graf Dewberry & Spriggs (1973–1975)
Associate Attorney, Boyle Ateill & Stearns (1969–1973)

Education

Loyola of Los Angeles Law School Juris Doctor (J.D.), Law (1968)

Community Activities

Member, Chapter President (1994, National Board of Directors, American Board Of Trial Advocates (1985–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (2)

  • Hon. Robert J. Moss
  • Hon. Erick Larsh

Individuals (1)

  • Mark Robinson Jr., Esq.

Questions & Answers

Questions from The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and the League of Women Voters of Orange Coast (1)

  According to a “Civility in America” survey, 75% of Americans believe that the U.S. has a major civility question. If you are elected what will you do to address this?  
Answer from Theodore R. "Ted" Howard:

As a sitting judge, I require of the attorneys trying cases in my courtroom that they conduct themselves in conformity with the Principles of Civility and Professionalism as promulgated by the American Board of Trial Advocates, as well as the State Bar of California.  I also demand that they keep in mind the responsibility they have to the representatives of the People of the State of California, the jury, in being on time and prepared.

Questions from The League of Women Voters of North Orange County (2)

What is at the heart of the immigration issue for you?
Answer from Theodore R. "Ted" Howard:

The Canons of Judicial Ethics, specifically 5D prohibit me from commenting on a matter that is or may come before me, so I cannot comment.

  What do you think is contributing to homelessness right now?  What do you expect from your city, county, state, or federal government with regards to homelessness?  
Answer from Theodore R. "Ted" Howard:

The Canons of Judicial Ethics, specifically 5D prohibit me from commenting on a matter that is or may come before me, so I cannot comment.

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