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Tuesday, August 2, 2011


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Reports: Meyers, Jackson Raise Substantial Funds From Lawyers in District Attorney Bids


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Reports filed with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder by Deputy District Attorneys Danette Meyers and Alan Jackson indicate that a substantial number of their financial supporters are fellow lawyers and judges.

The filing deadline for the reporting period covering the first half of this year was 5 p.m. yesterday, although only Meyers’ report was available online. Jackson’s report was provided by his campaign consultant, and requests have been made for reports from the remaining candidates.

Meyers reported $68,904 in monetary contributions, and expenses of $15,344.21, leaving her with $54,700.68.

Her donors included 112 lawyers, judges and law firms, many with ties to the Los Angeles County Bar Association, of which she is a past president.

Past-LACBA Presidents Don Mike Anthony, Patricia Phillips, David Pasternak, Roland Coleman, Robin Meadow, Edith Matthai and Gretchen Nelson were listed among her supporters, as were President-Elect Richard Burdge, Senior Vice President Patricia Daehnke, Vice President Linda Curtis, Assistant Vice President Helen Kim, Barrister President Sarah Luppen, and Trustees Duncan W. Crabtree-Ireland, Jacqueline J. Harding and Brian Huben.

LACBA administrative staff also opened their wallets, with contributions coming from Sally Suchil, the group’s executive director, and Grace Danziger, director of governance and corporate affairs for LACBA.

Support from the bench also came from Los Angeles Superior Court judges Allen Webster and Yvette Verastegui, and Commissioner Matthew St. George.

Nancy Knupfer, a past president of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and Administrative Law Judge Faith Mitchell also gave to Meyers, along with former Commissioner Lori-Ann Jones.

Jackson reported $110,810 in contributions and heavy spending, totaling $118,911.  However, he had a beginning balance of $107,205.69, so he was left with $88,573 on hand.

His supporters included 72 attorneys and law firms, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Arthur Lew, a retired member of that court, William Pounders, plus several members of law enforcement.


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