The Santa Clara County Bar Association came out today in support of line prosecutor Jeffrey Rosen, who’s running to unseat District Attorney Dolores Carr in the June election.
The bar association supported Carr in the last election.
In a member vote, the bar association announced today, Carr received 128 “not qualified” votes compared with 114 “qualified” votes. Rosen got 209 “qualified” and 37 “not qualified” votes.
The bar association also endorsed the following candidates for the Santa Clara County Superior Court bench (free reg. req.):
• JoAnne McCracken, a deputy district attorney, over Sunnyvale solo Thomas Spielbauer in their quest for an open seat created by the April retirement of Judge John Garibaldi.
• San Jose family law attorney Vanessa Zecher for the seat of Judge Mary Jo Levinger, who plans to retire in the fall. Zecher’s opponent, Santa Clara prosecutor Timothy Pitsker, wasn’t eligible because he isn’t a member of the bar association and didn’t agree to abide by the bar association’s election code of ethics, the press release explains.
• Prosecutor Julia Alloggiamento, who squeaked by her opponent, Robert Camors, of counsel in the Silicon Valley office of Foley & Lardner, for the seat of Judge Gregory Ward. The judge is retiring later this year.