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Mendocino County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Office 5

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Keith Faulder

Attorney At Law
12,408 votes (50.13%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To use my 23 years experience as a former prosecutor and private practice attorney to make the right decisions in every case.
  • To continue to work with the Community to provide treatment to keep juveniles, and persons with drug addiction and/or mental health issues out of the court system.
  • To continue to work with our current Judges to ensure fairness and equity, including alternative sentencing like Veterans Court, Mental Health Court and Drug Court, in every case.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Attorney at Law
Attorney at Law, Law Office of Keith Faulder (2007–current)
President, Mendocino County Law Library — Appointed position (2004–current)
Treasurer, Board of Directors - Project Sanctuary — Appointed position (2010–current)
INTERIM DISTRICT ATTORNEY, MENDOCINO COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY (2006–2007)
Interim District Attorney of Mendocino County, District Attorney of Mendocino County — Elected position (2006–2007)
CHIEF TRIAL DEPUTY/ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY, MENDOCINO COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY (2003–2006)
DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY, MENDOCINO COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY (2000–2003)
DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER, MENDOCINO COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER (1998–2000)

Education

UC Santa Cruz; Western State Universtity Bachelor of Science , Philosophy/Law (1992)
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Juris Doctorate, Law (1992)

Community Activities

MENTOR COACH/ SCORER, MCOE - MOCK TRIAL PROGRAM (2006–current)
CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTRUCTOR, MENDOCINO COLLEGE (2006–2007)

Biography

Mendocino County is my home. My wife, Jona Saxby, and I raised our family here.

My parents, both teachers, taught me that I have a duty to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. The law provided me with the ideal path to follow their teaching.

An attorney for 23 years, I have served in the Mendocino County Public Defender’s Office and District Attorney’s Office. I know the challenges and complexities on both sides of the criminal law.  As Chief Trial Deputy, Assistant DA and then interim District Attorney, I supervised attorneys, investigators and support staff, and managed a multi-million dollar budget.  I have personally handled more than 40 homicide cases in my career. I have never had a case reversed on appeal.

In private practice I handle criminal, civil, property, family and juvenile law cases. In addition, I have taught Criminal Justice at Mendocino College, coached Mock Trial, and I serve on the boards at Project Sanctuary and the Mendocino County Law Library.

I am my own person. As judge, I will always listen and make every decision fairly and with integrity. I would be honored to serve Mendocino County as Superior Court judge. I respectfully request your vote.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Tom Allman, Mendocino County Sheriff
  • Hon. John Behnke, Presiding Mendocino County Superior Court Judge
  • Dave Eyster, Mendocino County District Attorney

Organizations (4)

  • Ukiah Police Officer's Association
  • Willits Police Officer's Association
  • Mendocino County Deputy Sheriff's Association
  • Mendocino Women's Political Coalition

Elected Officials (5)

  • Hon. Joe Orr, Mendocino County Superior Court (Ret.)
  • Hon. Richard Martin, Lake County Superior Court Judge
  • Hon. Eric Labowitz, Mendocino County Superior Court Judge (Ret.)
  • Dan Hamburg, Mendocino County Board of Supervisors
  • Hon. Vincent Lechowick, Mendocino County Superior Court Judge (Ret.)

Individuals (58)

  • Duncan James, Former Mendocino County District Attorney
  • Mariano Guzman, District Attorney Investigator
  • Richard Venturi, Private Investigator
  • Bill Holcomb, Mendocino County Deputy Sheriff
  • Hon. Richard Martin, Lake County Superior Court Judge
  • Edwin Nieves, Mendocino County Probation
  • Mary Snyder, Former Mayor of Ukiah
  • Ken Heil, Retired DA Investigator
  • Daniel Haehl, Attorney
  • Jona Saxby-Faulder, Attorney
  • Jean Glentzer, Mendocino County Probation
  • Omar Figueroa, Attorney
  • Teresa Capriolo, Attorney
  • Noble Waidelich, Ukiah Police Detective
  • Mark McNelley, Willits Police Department Sgt. & Willits Police Union President
  • Gerry Teasley, Local Business Owner
  • Dr. Judith Sill, Forensic Psychologist
  • Don Scott, Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
  • Kerry Randall
  • Dina Polkinghorne
  • Erik Peterson, Attorney
  • Claudia Ortega
  • Missy Nelson, Nelson Family Vineyards
  • Greg Nelson, Nelson Family Vineyards
  • Roland Moncivais, Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
  • Anne Molgaard
  • David Minsinger, Local Business Owner
  • Elva Mendoza
  • Bruce McEwen
  • Roberto Lozano, Court Interpreter
  • Steve Lincoln, Retired Biologist
  • Richard Knox, Attorney
  • Jessica Johnson
  • Katherine Houston, Attorney
  • Carole Hester
  • Cathy Haas, Business Owner
  • David Haas, Business Owner
  • Annie Guzman
  • Sergio Fuentes, Attorney
  • Troy Forman, Retired MCSO
  • Kevin Davenport, Mendocino County Deputy District Attorney
  • Jendi Coursey, Local Business Owner
  • Ginevra Chandler, Attorney
  • Bernadette Byrne
  • Gracia Brown
  • Joaquin Blanco
  • Darline Bergere
  • Geraldine Rose, Attorney
  • Hon. Joseph Orr, Retired Mendocino County Superior Court Judge
  • Jennie Stevens - Business Owner
  • Dave Richard - Business Owner
  • Jim Persky - Business Owner
  • Ray Madrigal, Commander CHP (Ret.)
  • Thomas Hine, Alternate Public Defender Investigator (Ret.)
  • Albert R. "Buck" Ganter III, Mendocino County Chief Probation Officer
  • Kevin Cline, Detective - Mendocino County Sheriff (Ret.)
  • Wayne Briley, Mendocino County Environmental Health

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

My political philosophy is simple - public service is a personal duty. The highest level of public service for an attorney is to serve as judge. I have been commited to public service long before I decided to run for judge. I have served as a public attorney, both as a public defender and a public prosecutor, for 15 of my 23 years as an attorney. I have been serving the people of Mendocino County since 1998 as a teacher at Mendocino College, a Mentor-Coach at Redwood Academy, a Board Member at Project Sanctuary, as President of the Mendocino County Law Library, and as sponsor of dozens of youth sports and community groups. 

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