If you are a registered voter in the County of Los Angeles, you have likely received your Official Sample Ballot for the upcoming June 7, 2016 Primary Election. If you haven’t received it you should contact the Los Angeles County Registrar or go to lavote.net.
Along with those running for political office, there is also a list of judicial candidates. Many voters may not know that the Los Angeles County Bar Association rates each judge and posts the ratings on the LA County Bar Association website. You can access those ratings by clicking here.
In 2016, there are 23 candidates seeking to be seated as a superior court judge. VoteProgressiveCA.com has endorsed several judges. Their endorsement is as follows:
Note: the judges listed here are endorsed by VoteProgressiveCA.com
Office 11 – Paul Kim
Office 42 – Cyndy Zuzga
Office 60 – Stephan Baghdassarian
Office 84 – Hubert S. Yu
Office 120 – Eric Ibisi
Office 158 – Fred Mesropi
Office 165 – Tami Warren
Each of the candidates running in the judicial race is also rated by the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA). The LA County Bar convenes an election evaluation committee that works with the LACBA staff to publicize the evaluations made by the committee.
The Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee evaluates each candidate and gives them one of the following ratings:
Following are the ratings issued by the 2016 Judicial Elections Evaluation committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association on April 25, 2016. There is also a link provided for each of the superior court offices that will provide you with additional information on each of the candidates.