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Glendale Attorney Mark MacCarley to Be Identified on March 3 Ballot As ‘Lawyer’


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Glendale attorney Mark MacCarley, a candidate for a Los Angeles Superior Court open seat, will have the ballot designation of “Lawyer,” after being stripped by the Office of Registrar-Recorder of his desired billing as “Retired Army General.”

MacCarley said yesterday:

“Based upon my conversation [Wednesday] with the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder’s Office with respect to my use of the ballot designation, ‘Retired Army General,’ wherein its representative indicated that the Recorder’s Office would not accept such a designation based upon its internal determination that I now have a subsequent ‘principal’ occupation or profession, notwithstanding my argument and presentation of facts in support of the use of ‘Retired Army General,’ I agreed to an amended ballot designation of ‘Lawyer.’ ”

MacCarley is seeking Office No. 129. Rivals for the post are Deputy District Attorney Kenneth M. Fuller and West Hills attorney Bruce A. Moss.

‘Attorney/Community Educator’

Civil rights attorney Caree Annette Harper remained labeled “Attorney/Community Educator” as of press time yesterday despite questions emerging as to what a community educator is.

On her ballot designation worksheet, Harper explained her use of those words by saying that she provides “[r]egular on-air information to KJLH listeners on community concerns re: jury duty[,] candidate information, legal updates.”

Harper did not provide information as to the frequency or length of those reports. To qualify as a ballot designation, the activity must be a “principal” pursuit.

Last year, it was held by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mary Strobel that Superior Court candidate David D. Diamond’s service once a month on the Burbank Police Commission, with meetings “unlikely to last more than 1 to 3 hours,” did not justify a ballot designation that included the words, “Police Commissioner.”

She declared that “his inclusion of ‘Police Commissioner’ as a principal profession, vocation, or occupation in the ballot designation is misleading.”

‘Attorney/Adjunct Professor’

Diamond this year is in the contest for Office No. 162 with Harper and Deputy District Attorney Scott Yang. Diamond has the ballot designation of “Attorney/Adjunct Professor.”

He teaches undergraduate students at Woodbury University. He has not stated the amount of time he devotes each week to that activity.

Former child actor Troy Slaten, who is seeking election to Office No. 145, has the designation,  “Attorney/Legal Commentator.” He has declined to state how many appearances he has made on television news shows this year or last year.

Deputy District Attorney Adan Montalban is his competitor for the seat.


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