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Santa Clara County Judge Ritchie loses seat to prosecutor Matt Harris

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Beleaguered Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Diane Ritchie lost a bid to retain her seat for a second term as Prosecutor Matt Harris won by a comfortable margin.

The last time a Santa Clara County judge faced a re-election challenger was 16 years ago in a 1998 race so tame the incumbent won in a landslide.

With all precincts reporting Wednesday morning, Harris had 54.12 percent of the vote.

We're kind of having a victory party now (at the Silver Creek Sportsplex) in anticipation," Harris said Tuesday night as results were being reported.

Ritchie, who won an open seat for the Office 24 judicial seat in 2008, drew two challengers this winter after a February report in this newspaper highlighted her rough adjustment to becoming a judge.

In the June primary, Ritchie trailed Harris by nearly 4 points, though she beat back a bid by another candidate, defense attorney Annrae Angel.

 

Read the whole story at San Jose Mercury News

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