Appointments/Elections

California Judge Tara Flanagan Wins Re-election

June 6, 2018 (Bay Area Reporter) — In Alameda County, California, lesbian Superior Court Judge Tara Flanagan has bested bisexual former public defender Karen Katz. According to unofficial returns, Flanagan received 64.37 percent of the vote to Katz’s 34.77 percent.

In a phone call with the B.A.R. on election night, Flanagan said she was “feeling good” about the early returns, which showed her with a comfortable lead.

“I want to give a thank you to the voters of Alameda County on electing me to serve another term on the Alameda County Superior Court,” she said.

She added that she will continue to look for ways the judicial system can be “fairer, more just, and more equitable.”

“In my courtroom, everyone is treated with respect,” Flanagan said.