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 the November 2018 election:

Matthew Brower    Qualified
Hon. Gary G. Kreep  Lacking Qualifications

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