Judicial Candidate Evaluations


During San Diego County elections, there is often little information available about candidates who are running for judge. As a service to voters, the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) evaluates judicial candidates in contested judicial elections.The SDCBA's Judicial Election Evaluation Committee (JEEC) evaluates each candidate.The JEEC is comprised of 21 members who represent a cross‐section of San Diego’s legal community by gender and ethnicity, including lawyers from the public and private sectors, civil and criminal law practitioners, corporate counsel, sole practitioners and members of small, medium and large firms.

Read our press release regarding our 2018 Judicial Candidate Evaluations here.

To review the Judicial Election Evaluation Committee rules, click here.

For an infographic on the Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee process, click here.

Here are our candidate evaluations for 2018:

Matthew Brower    Qualified
Hon. Herbert J. Exarhos Exceptionally Qualified
Hon. Gary G. Kreep  Lacking Qualifications
Steve Miller     Qualified
Timothy J. Nader Well Qualified
Vicki Rothman Qualified
Victor Manuel Torres  Exceptionally Qualified

For more information, or if you have a question, please contact Heather Breen, Associate Director Governance, Planning, and Engagement, at hbreen@sdcba.org.  Press inquiries can be directed to Karen Korr, Director of Outreach Strategy and CCO, at kkorr@sdcba.org.