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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election

Santa Cruz County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge

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Zachariah D. Schwarzbach

Public Defender
24,315 votes (39.89%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Zach use his extensive local trial court experience to ensure access to justice for everyone who comes to his courtroom.
  • Zach will maintain his committment to fairness and judicial independence.
  • Zach will work hard to improve and maintain public trust in the local justice system.



Profession:Public Defender
Public Defender, Biggam Christensen, & Minsloff/ Santa Cruz County Public Defender (2005–current)
Commissioner, Fish and Game Advisory Commission for Santa Cruz County — Appointed position (2010–2012)
Seasonal Lifeguard/ Junior Lifeguard Instructor/ Program Coordinator, State of California Department of Parks and Recreation (1997–2006)


Santa Clara University, School of Law Juris Doctor, Law, Environmental Law, Criminal Law (2006)
California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (2003)
Cabrillo College Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts, Communication (2001)

Community Activities

Board Member/ Sponsorship Coordinator, Scotts Valley San Lorenzo Valley Soccer Club (2015–current)
Volunteer Attorney, Watsonville Law Center-Record Clearance Program (2006–2015)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • Santa Cruz County Deputy Sheriffs Association
  • Santa Cruz County Public Defender's Office

Videos (2)

— May 29, 2018 Committee to Elect Zach D. Schwarzbach for Judge 2018

Find out more about Zach and why he is the right choce for Judge of the Superior Court

— May 29, 2018 Committee to Elect Zach D. Schwarzbach for Judge 2018

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