Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Friday, March 9, 2012


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Gold to Run for Seat Being Vacated by Judge Andrews


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Deputy District Attorney Craig M. Gold yesterday filed nominating papers for the Los Angeles Superior Court seat held by Judge Deborah Andrews, who is not seeking re-election, his consultant said.

Ray Bishop told the MetNews that Gold, who had filed declarations of intent to run for two different seats, had opted to run for the Andrews seat rather than that being vacated by Judge Anita Dymant.

Gold will be opposed by Deputy District Attorney Sean Coen, civil attorney Lawrence Kaldor—who filed to run as “Domestic Violence Litigator”—and potentially attorney, musician, record producer, and radio host Joseph Escalante, who had not filed his nominating papers as of Wednesday night.

Deputy District Attorney Shannon Knight also can run for that seat, but is expected to run for that of Judge Judith VanderLans. Also seeking the VanderLans seat are Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Matthew Schonbrun and Deputy District Attorney Andrea Thompson, although Thompson had not filed nominating papers as of Wednesday.

Running for the Dymant seat are Deputy District Attorney Eric Harmon and civil litigator Benjimin Brees, running as “Consumer Attorney.” Environmental lawyer Berg Parseghian filed a declaration of intent to run for that seat as well, but had not returned nominating papers as of Wednesday.


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