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Candidate for Superior Court Open Seat Pulls Out of Race


By a MetNews Staff Writer


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There are now three, not four, candidates for Los Angeles Superior Court Office No. 130, with Administrative Law Judge Dieter Carlos Dammeier, of the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, declaring yesterday that he won’t be filing his nominating papers.

The former Rancho Cucamonga employment attorney said he is “going to stay out of the circus this time around” but might seek judicial office in two years.

Remaining in the contest are Orange County private practitioner Christopher Darden, a prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder case, and Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorneys Leslie Gutierrez and Jacob Lee. All three have taken out nominating papers but had not filed them as of press time yesterday.

The Office of Registrar-Recorder has not yet corrected the ballot designations of Deputy Public Defenders Kimberly Repecka, a candidate for Office No. 124, and La Shae Henderson, who is seeking Office No. 97. Elections Code §13107 requires that a judicial candidate “employed by a city, county, district, state, or by the United States” who uses an office title must include the name of the employing entity.

In the case of Repecka and Henderson, the statute requires inclusion of the words, “County of Los Angeles.”


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