Eight candidates are vying for four open seats on the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Six of the candidates are Deputy District Attorneys, one is a Civil Litigator for the Attorney General's Office, the other is an immigration attorney.
Los Angeles Times
Perhaps the Holy Grail of endorsements for any candidate, the LA Times endorsements are even more important for candidates in 'down ballot' races where most voters would otherwise have little or no other information to guide their decisions.
|The LA Times picks the best choices for Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court.|
The Times' endorsements for Schreiner, Townsend, and Berger were first published ahead of the Primary Election which saw all three win places in the upcoming runoff in November 8, 2016 General Election.
The Times has not changed its position on all three. The Time's endorsement of Aceves did not occur until after the Primary election when the Times' original pick for Office 42 failed to garner enough votes for the runoff.
Just as the LA Times has a wide readership among the general public, the Met News is widely read among the legal community and provides the most in-depth analysis of the candidates.
|The Metropolitan News-Enterprise Judicial Endorsements, November 3, 2016.|
Office No. 11: Steven Schreiner
Office No. 42: Efrain Aceves
Office No. 84: Susan Jung Townsend
Office No. 158: David A. Berger
KPCC "Meet the Judges"
In contrast to the LA Times and the Met News, KPCC's mid-morning "Take Two" show did not endorse or recommend any particular candidate. Instead KPCC broadcast a series of recordings made by each candidate in response to off air questions.
|KPCC's Take Two program broadcast short audio segments on each candidate without editorial comment.|
Office No. 11
Office No. 42
Office No. 84
Susan Jung Townsend
Office No. 158
Charter Communications - Local Edition
Brad Pomerance, host of Charter Local Edition, conducted a series of interviews with the candidates broadcast on Charter's cable tv network.
Office 11: Steven Schreiner & Debra Archuleta
Office 42: Efrain Aceves (candidate Alicia Molina did not participate)
Office 84: Susan Jung Townsend & Javier Perez
Office 158: David Berger & Kim Nguyen
While the nation will be focused on the Presidential Election, those interested in the Judicial Election will be able to obtain information from the LA County Registrar-Recorder's website: www.LAVote.net
Polls close at 8PM and typically, within 10 or 20 minutes, the first results of the vote by mail ballots will be released.
The Registrar Recorder appears to have a new 'Live Election Night Video Stream' not seen before, so it's unclear how this will operate.
Text based live results should also be available from: http://rrcc.co.la.ca.us/elect/
In the interests of full disclosure, the Los Angeles Dragnet is edited by David Berger, candidate for Superior Court Judge, Office No. 158. Any and all opinions expressed here are personal and are not reflective of any opinion, position or view of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.