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Fil-Am wins Superior Court judge in San Bernardino County 

Fil Am wins as Superior Court judge in San Bernardino County

Michelle Lauron, a Filipino American deputy district attorney, won the San Bernardino County Superior Court judge position with 74.7% of the vote in the March 5 primary election.

Lauron defeated opponent Dieter Dammeier by surpassing the 50% necessary for victory. According to the County Registrar, as of Thursday, all precincts had submitted their results.

As a Superior Court judge, Lauron said she will apply her dedication to justice and her background in the courtroom.

Lauron has prosecuted murders, rapes, child sexual assaults, domestic abuse, drug trafficking, violent crimes, and welfare fraud in her role as a deputy district attorney for San Bernardino County.

As a supervising deputy district attorney, Lauron manages over a dozen prosecutors. By mentoring new attorneys and law clerks, she has been instrumental in preparing the next generation of prosecutors for the District Attorney’s Office.

Lauron shares her judicial philosophy on her campaign website: “Judges must enforce laws as written, protect everyone’s constitutional rights, appropriately punish the guilty, never silence the voices of victims, and always free the innocent.”

She is also a highly respected educator, having taught at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Academy for over 23 years. Michelle also lectured at the University of California, Irvine School of Social Sciences.

At an event supporting Lauron’s election campaign last month, Fil-Am community leader Naida Castro spoke passionately as a retired court administrator in the Superior Court of California as she introduced Lauron to the attendees.

Castro shared her excitement about seeing another Filipino American running as a judge, saying that there was only one Filipino judge on the bench while she worked there.


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