Monday, March 8, 2010
Candidate for Open Judicial Seat Endorses Opponent
By a MetNews Staff Writer
One candidate in the eight-way race for a Los Angeles Superior Court open seat has received the endorsement of a rival candidate.
On her campaign website, mediator/arbitrator Elizabeth Moreno lists as an endorser “Kendall C. Reed, Long Beach, Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator.”
Reed is also an active contender for that post, Office No. 28.
Moreno explained to the MetNews on Friday:
“Mr. Reed gave me a written endorsement on January 4, 2010. It is the policy of my campaign to immediately remove an endorsement when asked to so. I have not been asked to so.”
Reed on Feb. 10 took out a declaration of intent to run for the office, filing it the same day.
He said Friday:
“I gave Ms Moreno my endorsement some time last fall and before I seriously entertained the thought of running myself. It is perhaps unfortunate for me that we are now seeking the same seat....
“She is a good lawyer and a good person and I wish her the best of luck—just slightly less than mine.”
Others in the race are mediator/arbitrator Mark Ameli, Deputy Los Angeles City Attorney Chris Garcia, Los Angeles Superior Court Referee Randy Hammock, Deputy Los Angeles Public Defender C. Edward Mack, Deputy Los Angeles District Attorney Edward Nison, and Deputy Hawthorne City Attorney Kim Edward Smith.
Garcia and Moreno are the only candidates in the race who have filed their nominating papers, which are due Friday.
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