Monday, May 9, 2016
Los Angeles Superior Court Office No. 42
It might reasonably be supposed, based on the experience each of them has and his attributes, that Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Efrain Aceves and Woodland Hills attorney Michael P. Ribons would do well in the role of a Superior Court judge.
However, with Cyndy Zuzga, a commissioner of that court for the past 10 years, there’s no supposing necessary. She has a track record.
Zuzga has demonstrated a keen knowledge of the law and has, in adjudicating cases, displayed fairness and impartiality. Since 2009, when annual performance evaluations of commissioners began, no judge rating her has pointed to a single area where she needs improvement. To the contrary, each judge has lauded her.
Clearly, she is overdue for a judgeship.
A fourth candidate in the race, Alicia Molina, is an immigration attorney who has handled only three trials in the Superior Court, all divorce cases. Bereft of qualifications for that court, she would also be unfit to serve as a U.S. immigration judge, lacking the appropriate temperament, objectivity and judgment.
In this race, there are three creditable candidates, one of whom has exceptional credentials. We urge the election of Cyndy Zuzga.
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