LA County Sheriff: Jim McDonnell Trounces Tanaka
|Former DA Steve Cooley announces LA County Sheriff candidate Jim McDonnell's|
historic win in the primary election.
|LA County Sheriff candidate Jim McDonnell, surrounded by his wife and daughter|
at his Election Party at the JW Marriott in Downtown Los Angeles.
LA County Assessor: John Morris secures place in runoff against Jeffrey Prang
Head Deputy District Attorney John Morris won enough of the vote to win a place in the November runoff that will pitch him against Jeffrey Prang. Barely 2 percentage votes separate Morris and Prang; a political disaster for Prang who had the sweep of democrat endorsements. In the November runoff, Morris will likely defeat Prang as media attention focuses on all the reasons why Prang is utterly unfit to hold this office.
DDA Candidates sweep nearly all Judicial Races
As predicted, Deputy District Attorneys Amy Carter (Office No. 22), Andrew Cooper (Office No. 157), Donna Hollingsworth Armstrong (Office No. 138) and Stacy Weise (Office No. 107) won their races handily. Of the 'races to watch' there were some surprises.
Office No. 48: Carol Rose wins with almost 67% of the vote.
Office No. 54: Shannon Knight defeats Commissioner Debra Losnick. It seems that Political Campaign Strategist David Gould's prophecy that "commissioners, in general, do not necessarily do very well against D.A.s." was on the money; all commissioners and referees failed to best their DDA rivals.
Office No. 61: Dayan Mathai will face Commissioner Jacqueline Lewis in the November runoff. Mathai polled 46.5%, Lewis 41% and phony "Los Angeles Prosecutor" B. Otis Felder 12.5%. Mathai would likely have won but for Felder's candidacy, but November will see if David Gould's prophecy continues to hold true.
Office No. 76: Alison Matsumoto Estrada polled a crushing 56.7% of the vote, demolishing part-time "Criminal Prosecutor" Helen Kim who, despite spending over $800k of special interest money to buy the seat, failed miserably.
Office No. 87: Steven Schriener failed in his bid to best Andrew Stein and the totally unfit and unqualified Deputy City Attorney Tom Griego. Stein, who polled lowest in the early results, emerged top of the polls as late votes were counted. Stein will face Griego in November, and will likely crush him.
Office No. 97: Teresa Magno beat race card player Deputy City Attorney Songhai "Sunny" Armstead.
Office No. 107: Joan Chrostek beat alleged work shy Commissioner Emma Castro.
Office No. 117: As we close for press, Carol Najera is surprisingly holding the slenderest of leads over incumbent Superior Court Judge James B. Pierce.