Elect Mark Fickes: The Experienced Candidate for Alameda County Superior Court Judge
A passion for fairness and equality is why I became an attorney and why I hope to serve as a judge.
In my 24-year legal career, I’ve appeared in court on virtually every type of case a judge is called upon to decide. My life experience taught me to always stand up for the underdog and ensure that justice isn’t reserved for the rich and powerful. My grandparents came to America fleeing Nazi persecution. As a gay man, court cases in my own lifetime affirmed my right to marry my partner and raise our children with full legal protections. I’ve seen and lived justice denied, but also seen how the law can create positive social change. Out of 72 current Alameda County judges, I would be only the second openly gay man.
I have prosecuted perpetrators of domestic violence and sexual abuse. I have represented low-income defendants and helped addicts rebuild their lives. I have fought for victims of corporate fraud. I have represented an employee fired for reporting a scam that cheated taxpayers, and an immigrant subjected to discrimination and illegal property seizure. You have my solemn promise that I’ll respect the rights and dignity of everyone who enters the courtroom.
I am proud to have the endorsement of the Alameda County Democratic Party, elected officials across the County, and judges and legal professionals from across the State. Click here to read the entire list of my endorsers and to add your own name.
Election Day is November 3, 2020, and I hope to earn your support. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.