Pete Murray

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Murray is a veteran of the US Navy, having served as a United States Naval Aviator. He received his Bachelor’s in Management Sciences in 1980 from Duke University, and went on to enroll in the U.S. Navy Flight School. In 1990, Murray received his Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law [1, 2, 3]. Murray has been a criminal prosecutor for 20 years, as well as a private practitioner for more than 10 years. Murray has also previously served as the Deputy Attorney General and Deputy District Attorney at the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office [1,2].

Key Issues

Criminal Justice

Murray advocates for ensuring unbiased treatment of every individual in the courtroom. Murray supports remaining impartial and independent in his rulings in court. He wants to make sure that adherence to the Constitution is preserved while in court [3].

Transparency

Murray supports transparency in the courtroom and hopes to utilize cameras and audio recorders on a case-by-case basis to ensure transparency of certain cases [5].

Endorsements

Hon. Joseph P. Brannigan: Judge, San Diego Superior Court, Seat #36; Hon. Peter L. Gallagher: Judge, San Diego Superior Court; Hon. Christine K. Goldsmith: Judge, San Diego Superior Court; Hon. Margo Lewis Hoy: Judge, San Diego Superior Court; Hon. Kimberlee A. Lagotta: Judge, San Diego Superior Court – Asst. Supervising Judge, Criminal Division; Hon. C.J. Mode: Judge, San Diego Superior Court; Hon. Kathleen M. Lewis: Judge, San Diego Superior Court; Hon. Robert F. O’Neill: Judge, San Diego Superior Court; Hon. Patti Ratekin Commissioner, San Diego Superior Court; Hon. Daniel Segura Judge, San Diego Superior Court; Hon. Timothy R. Walsh: Judge, San Diego Superior Court/former Criminal Supervising Judge Community Leaders; Hon. Randy Mize: San Diego County Public Defender; Hon. Kevin Faulconer: former Mayor, City of San Diego; Hon. Robert S. Brewer Jr. Former U.S Attorney, Southern District of Cal.; Hon. Joe Stuyvesant: President/CEO, Port of San Diego; Hon. Jim Desmond San Diego County Supervisor, Fifth District; Hon. Joel Anderson: San Diego County Supervisor, Second District; Hon. Jan I. Goldsmith: former San Diego City Attorney; Hon. Linda Cianciolo: Former Board President, National Organization of Women, San Diego Chapter; Hon. Shannon B. Miles: Past President, San Diego Family Law Bar Association; Hon. Colleen A. Warren: Former President, San Diego Family Law Bar Association; Hon. Donna Denham: Past President, San Diego South Bay Bar Association; Hon. Alan Mansfield: Past President, Association of Business Trial Lawyers Board of Directors, San Diego Consumer Attorneys Ginger Couvrette Trustee, Poway Unified School Board; Hon. TJ Zane: Trustee, Poway Unified School Board; Hon. Barry Leonard: Councilmember, City of Poway; Hon. Dave Grosch: Councilmember, City of Poway; Hon. Steve Vaus: Mayor, City of Poway; Hon. Bill Baber: Councilmember, City of La Mesa; Hon. Charles “Chuck” Sevilla: Law Office of Charles Sevilla; noted Author Military*; Hon. Christopher L. Lindsay: CAPT., USN (SEAL) – Ret.; former C.O., US Naval Special Warfare Center (“BUDS); Hon. John H. “Jay” Bowling: III RADM., USN – Ret. Kornelis “Neil” Smit Board Director, Qualcomm; former LCDR., USN (SEAL) – SEAL Team 6; Hon. Patrick R. McGrath: RADM., USN – Ret. Law Enforcement*; Patrick R. McGrath San Diego Deputy District Attorney – Asst. Chief, Case Issuance Division; Hon. William R. Mitchell: San Diego Deputy District Attorney – Chief, North County Division; Hon. Louis “Lou” Scanlon: Commander, San Diego Police Department; Hon. Brent T. Neck: San Diego Deputy District Attorney (Ret.), former Chief, Collaborative Justice; Hon. Damon Mosler: San Diego Deputy District Attorney (Ret.), former Chief, Special Operations; Hon. David Greenberg: former San Diego Assistant District Attorney; Hon. David Hendren: San Diego Deputy District Attorney (Ret.), former Chief Deputy District Attorney; Hon. Paul R. Greenwood: San Diego Deputy District Attorney (Ret); Hon. Mike Giorgino: Chief Deputy City Attorney, City of San Diego (Ret.); Hon. Patrick K. O’Toole: Former Asst. U.S. Attorney, former Deputy District Attorney; Hon. Ryan Scott: Deputy Attorney General; Hon. James J. Cunningham: Cunningham & McLean, first responder representation; Hon. Michael P. Stone: Riverside Sheriffs Assn. – Legal Defense Trust General Counsel; Hon. Muna Busailah: Riverside Sheriffs Assn. – Legal Defense Trust General Counsel [1].

Sources

1 Pete Murray For Judge

2 LinkedIn

3 Ballotpedia

4 Voter’s Edge

5 San Diego Union Tribute