Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Friday, February 6, 2004


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Jeffrey S. Gootman

            Los Angeles Superior Court Office No. 29


Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Jeffrey S. Gootman—who carries around with him a laptop computer stuffed with thousands of case summaries he prepared—has been a prosecutor since 1985 and, from 1980-85 was a civil practitioner.

We believe he possesses the knowledge and temperament to serve ably as a member of the Superior Court, and we endorse him for Office No. 29, an open seat.

That’s not to say that he is the only candidate of merit in the race. Deputy District Attorneys Lori Jones and Edward Nison also have extensive courtroom experience and are seemingly of such disposition as to be capable of maintaining composure in a hectic environment. Jones, admitted to practice in 1989, has been a prosecutor for her entire legal career, as has Nison, admitted in 1985.

Deputy Attorney General Gus Gomez, a member of the Glendale City Council, is also an experienced lawyer. Admitted to practice in 1990, he was a civil practitioner for three years before joining the Attorney General’s Office in 1993. He has handled both civil and criminal cases.

Also running are perennial candidate Larry Layton (the judicial Harold Stassen) and attorney C. Edward Mack.


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