By Miriam Raftery
June 3, 2014 (San Diego)—Voters have rendered their verdicts in five contested Superior Court Judicial races, with all precincts counted but absentee and provisional ballots remaining.
Career prosecutor Brad Weinreb leads with over 38% of the vote in one of the most contentious judicial races. At Election Central, Weinreb said he was pleased to into the run-off on top , vying against Hagan—or so he thought. Overnight however, the results flipped to show Ken Gosselin narrowly edging out Miichele Hagan to vie in November’s run-off race against Weinreb. Gosselin drew controversy after a court required him to change his ballot statement due to inflated education and experience claims. Hagan, who has prosecution experience as well as advocating for consumers on legal issues, had been critical of the County Bar rating system.