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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election

San Bernardino County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Office 2

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David Lopez

Ret. Deputy District Attorney
84,434 votes (35.77%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Equal Access to Justice for all segments of our Community. Public Safety.
  • Reform Juvenile Justice System and Domestic Violence Court.
  • Protect Future Victims by focusing on Education and Early Intervention.



Profession:Ret. Deputy District Attorney
Ret. Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County (1986–2017)


University of California, Riverside; University of San Diego, School of Law Graduate of University of Riverside (1982 BA), University of San Diego, School of Law (1985 Juris Doctorate) (current)


Occupation:  Ret. Crimial Prosecutor

Since 1989, Prosecuted Hundreds of Serious and/or Violent Felonies, Murder, Sexual Assault, Physical and Sexual Child Abuse, White Collar Crime

100% Conviction Rate on all Felonies (including Serious and/or Violent Felonies) against Criminals taken to Trial

Assigned to Abolish Chronic Truancy Program.  Shifting Focus from Prosecution/Incarceration toward Parental Education

Implemented The Voter Approved Proposition 36 in the Superior Court

Former Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County 1986-1989

Graduate of The  University of California, Riverside (Dean's List) and The University of San Diego, School of Law

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Past Endorsement: Teamsters Joint Council 42
  • Past Endorsement: Association of Deputy District Attorneys
  • Ret. Fire Captain Ralph Ortiz

Organizations (4)

  • Past Endorsement: National Latino Police Officers Association
  • Past Endorsement: Association of Deputy District Attorneys
  • Past Endorsement: Latino Prosecutors Association
  • Past Endorsement: Association of Motor Vehicle Investigators

Individuals (2)

  • John Harrold, former Mayor of Glendora
  • Carolyn Dasher, California Court Reporter

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I believe my background and experience make me uniquely qualified to serve as a Judicial Officer.  I am a graduate of the University of California, Riverside, and the University of California, School of Law.  I have been an attorney for 32 years and fortunate to have had the opportunity to work both as a Defense lawyer for the first part of my career and as a prosecutor during the past 28 years.

As a Public Defender from 1986 to 1989, I handled all aspects of criminal defense and conducted approximately 40 to 60 jury trials.  As a Deputy District Attorney for the past 29 years, I have worked in a variety of settings and have conducted approximately 100 jury trials (most involving serious and/or violent felonies) with a 100% conviction rate on all felonies.  I have been assigned to key specialized prosecution units, including the Sex Crimes Unit, specializing in Adult and Child Assault and Molestations; worked with the Auto Insurance Fraud Division, specializing in major fraud perpetrated by doctors, lawyers, and other white collar offenders; and was responsible for implementing the voter-approved Proposition 36 in the Superior Court for minor, non-violent drug offenders.

Although punishment is a deterrent to crime, I am a firm believer in education, early intervention, and diversion strategies.   For six years, I was assigned to the Abolish Chronic Truancy Program (A.C.T.), an innovative crime prevention program that gained National and International attention in shifting the focus from prosecution and incarceration toward parental education and responsibility in reducing school truancy.  A failed school experience is the major precursor to crime.  

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