Monday, November 1, 2004
Summary of Endorsements for Superior Court
Los Angeles Superior Court Office No. 18
Los Angeles Superior Court Referee Mildred Escobedo has judicial experience and the wherewithal to do the job. Her opponent, Deputy District Attorney Patrick David Campbell, lacks the maturity, judgment and temperament to be a judge.
Los Angeles Superior Court Office No. 29
Deputy District Attorney Lori Jones has courtroom experience aplenty. Deputy Attorney General Gus Gomez does not. Gomez, who has strong Democratic Party backing which he trumpets, would be better suited to a partisan political office.
Los Angeles Superior Court Office No. 52
Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Laura Priver is ideally suited for a judgeship by virtue of her extensive courtroom experience and her demeanor. Workers’ Compensation Judge John C. Gutierrez has not kept track of changes in the law outside the area of workers’ compensation and simply does not have the qualifications for the post he seeks.
Los Angeles Superior Court Office No. 53
Los Angeles Superior Court Referee Zeke Zeidler is a well regarded bench officer. Deputy District Attorney David Lopez does not have credentials matching Zeidler’s.
Judith Levey Meyer
Los Angeles Superior Court Office No. 69
Despite the judicial experience of Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Donna Groman, we believe Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Judith Levey Meyer is the better choice. She has tremendous drive and we believe she would excel on the bench. While Groman has ability, it is of concern that she is running for a nonpartisan office in a highly partisan way, waving high the Democratic Party banner.
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