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Placer County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Office 2

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Todd D. Irby

County of Placer Superior Court Commissioner
51,336 votes (58.95%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I am committed to the rights and protection of victims, dedicated to due process through reasonable and thoughtful litigation.
  • I am an avowed advocate of fairness, bringing the best version of myself into the courtroom day in and day out, remaining impartial and powered by reason.
  • I am a passionate proponent of integrity, not only devoted to my own code of ethics, but of Canon 1 of the Code of Conduct for United States Judges, which declares that “a judge should uphold the integrity and independence of the judiciary.”



Profession:I am a Placer County Superior Court Commissioner
Court Commissioner, Placer County Superior Court Judge (2017–current)
Court Commissioner, Placer County Superior Court — Appointed position (2017–current)
Deputy Secretary/Chief Counsel, California Department of Veterans Affairs (2012–2017)
Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice (2007–2012)


Ohio State University and Pepperdine University School of Law Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ohio State University and Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law., Juris Doctorate (1983)


Todd Irby has been committed to seeking and upholding justice in the state of California since earning his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ohio State University and his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1983. Todd was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1991, practicing civil law from 1991 to 2007. In 2001, he began working in various roles on the State Bar’s Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation for 10 years, serving as chair of the Commission for one year, as well as chair of the Commission’s Review Committee for one year. In 2012, Todd was appointed to serve as Deputy Secretary/Chief Counsel of the California Department of Veterans Affairs, a position he held in particularly high esteem as a veteran of the United States Air Force. Prior to his service with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Todd served for five years as a Deputy Attorney General in the California Department of Justice. In February 2017, Todd was appointed Placer County Superior Court Commissioner by Presiding Judge, and fellow Pepperdine Law alumnus, Alan V. Pineschi.

Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Todd relocated his family to the Sacramento region upon hearing about its high rating as an ideal place to raise a family. Todd enjoys spending his free time cooking, reading, traveling and watching his son participate in competitive swimming. He resides with his beloved wife of almost 27 years, Tina, and their 14 year old son Christian.

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