In the Inland Empire, the only judicial contest this Nov. 8 election is in Riverside County, where voters will decide between Gang and Homicide Prosecutor Amy Zois Barajas and Senior Deputy District Attorney Natalie Lough to join the Riverside Superior Court as a judge.
Voters will also take part in the state election to approve California Supreme Court Chief Justice candidate Patricia Guerrero.
Judicial retention on ballot
The ballot’s 15 remaining questions are for incumbent state judges seeking additional 12-year terms. Three of the judges are state Supreme Court Justices, and 12 are appellate justices.
No Court of Appeal Justice has ever lost a retention election,