Friday, April 29, 2016, the Los Angeles Metropolitan News-Enterprise made, perhaps, the hardest choice of any of the races, endorsing Deputy District Attorney Susan Jung Townsend for Judge of the Superior Court, Office No. 84.
The Met News said all four candidates in this race are "worthy," but found Susan Jung Townsend to be "Poised, intelligent, skilled in communicating her thoughts with precision, we believe she would excel as a judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court. We discern definite potential on her part for higher judicial office."
In what might be considered a 'split endorsement,' the Met News also taped Deputy District Attorney Javier Perez and Attorney Aaron Weissman for appointment saying "While we endorse Susan Jung Townsend for election to the Los Angeles Superior Court, we endorse Weissman and Perez for appointment by the governor." Townsend's endorsement followed the Met News' in-depth reportage of all the candidates.
For Townsend, the Met News endorsement caps a successful week in her campaign, having secured the LA Times endorsement the previous day.