Thursday, November 7, 2019
No Superior Court Judge Known to Have Been Challenged
12 Open Seats Will Be on March 3 Ballot
By a MetNews Staff Writer
It appeared late yesterday afternoon that no Los Angeles Superior Court judge has drawn an election challenge.
Delayed processing by the Registrar-Recorderís Office of filings of declarations of intent loomed as a possibility, however. Yesterday was the deadline for the filing of declarations of intent by incumbents and challengers.
There are 188 judges whose terms end in January 2021. Of them, 12 opted not to run, creating open seats.
Declarations of intent for open seats must be filed by Tuesday.
Seven lawyers yesterday took out declarations for such seats.
Deputy District Attorney Alfred A. Coletta, who holds a law degree from Western State University, took out declarations of intent to run for Office Nos. 97 and 141. A past president of the Italian American Lawyers Association, he was an unsuccessful candidate for the Superior Court last year.
Deputy District Attorney Lana Soon Kim, who is secretary of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys, filed a declaration of an intent to seek Office No. 141. Her law degree is from Whittier College.
Mark MacCarley of the Glendale law firm of MacCarley & Rosen, a Loyola Law School graduate, filed a declaration for Office No. 129. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the state Assembly in 2016 and for the Glendale City Council in 2017.
Deputy District Attorney Adan Montalban, whose law degree is from Southwestern, filed for Office No. 145. Heís assigned to the Hardcore Gang Division.
West Hills family law attorney Bruce A. Moss filed papers for Office No. 129. A graduate of the San Fernando Valley College of Law, he was admitted to practice in 1979 but was on inactive status from Jan. 1, 1993 to Mar. 6, 2001.
Deputy District Attorney Sherry L. Powell, whose law degree was awarded by UCLA, filed a declaration for Office No. 97.
Former child actor Troy William Slaten, a partner in the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren, Manukian & Langevin and managing partner of its Beverly Hills office, pulled papers for Office Nos. 76, 97, and 141. He received his law degree from Pepperdine.
12 Open Seats
Below is a list of open seats that will be on the March 3 ballot. Names of those who have taken out, but not filed, declarations (as of press time yesterday) are in italics, and persons who have already been mentioned in the list are referred to by surname, only.
Office No. 17 (held by Judge Randolph Rogers): Deputy District Attorney Shannon Kathleen Cooley.
Office No. 42 (held by Judge Carol Rose): Supervising Assistant Attorney General Linda L. Sun.
Office No. 72 (held by Judge Debre Katz Weintraub): Associate Law Professor Myanna Dellinger, Deputy District Attorney Steve Morgan, private practitioner Timothy D. Reuben.
Office No. 76 (held by Judge Robert P. Applegate): Deputy District Attorneys Emily Cole and Scott Andrew Yang, criminal defense attorney David D. Diamond, and attorney Troy William Slaten.
Office No. 80 (held by Judge Patrick T. Meyers): immigration attorney Robert F. Jacobs.
Office No. 97 (held by Judge Kevin L. Brown): Deputy District Attorneys Alfred A. Coletta, Sherry L. Powell, and Yang; Slaten.
Office No. 129 (held by Judge Thomas Trent Lewis): Deputy District Attorneys Kenneth M. Fuller and Yang, private practitioners Mark MacCarley, Bruce A. Moss, Tom Parsekian, and Reuben.
Office No. 131 (held by Judge Daniel P. Ramirez): Deputy District Attorneys Kelly Michelle Kelley (running as Michelle Kelley), Yang.
Office No. 141 (held by Judge Elizabeth A. Lippitt): Deputy District Attorneys Coletta and Lana Soon Kim; Slaten.
Office No. 145 (held by Judge Richard R. Romero): Deputy District Attorneys Adan Montalban, Cole, and Yang; Diamond.
Office No. 150 (held by Judge Frederick Rotenberg): Deputy District Attorneys Manuel Alejandro Almada and Yang; Reuben.
Office No. 162 (held by Judge William N. Sterling): Cole, Diamond, Yang, civil rights attorney Caree Annette Harper.
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