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Los Angeles County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Judge, Superior Court; County of Los Angeles; Office 82 Voter Information

Salary: $178,789

Results as of Nov 28 5:11pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (4,883/4,883)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Thomas Rubinson Click here for more information about this candidate 1,229,088 votes 50.72%

  • Occupation: Criminal Prosecutor
  • 17 years as Deputy District Attorney
  • 88 felony jury trials; 43 murder trials
  • 6 years Hardcore Gang Division
  • Graduated UCLA School of Law, 1990
  • Community involvement - Boyle Heights, Watts
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  • Base rulings on the facts and the rule of law, not any political agenda.
  • Never forget my overriding commitment to justice and fairness.
  • Treat all parties, litigants, jurors, and observers with respect, and listen.
Cynthia Loo Click here for more information about this candidate 1,194,185 votes 49.28%
  • Occupation: Superior Court Referee
  • Appointed in 2000 by the Superior Court to perform duties of a Judge
  • Presided over hundreds of serious juvenile criminal trials (adjudications), including murder, robbery, assault and gang and firearm charges
  • 2004 "Outstanding Judicial Officer" - Juvenile Courts Bar Association
  • Adjunct Professor, Criminal Procedure; Certificate Recognition, "Distinguished Professor and Extraordinary Community Leader" - Peoples College of Law
  • Board of Governors - Women Lawyers Association LA, Chair Criminal Justice; CA Asian-Pacific Am Judges Assn; ABA Minorities in the Judiciary
  • Previously trial attorney representing abused and neglected children in juvenile dependency matters
  • To make the Justice System more responsive to the community that it serves.
  • Treat all who come before me with respect, patience and fairness so that all will feel their voices were heard.
  • Justice is not just about incarceration; Justice also includes individualized justice and consideration of rehabilitation.

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  Candidates Answer Questions

The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles County has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 3 questions on Qualifications, Sentencing, and Media coverage.

Official Information

Superior Court of California,
County of Los Angeles
Video Coverage

One-Minute Introductory Statements

Six-Minute Interviews Interviews with all ten Judicial Candidates scheduled for webcast or broadcast
  • Channel LA36
    (expect to see about 1-1/2 minutes of announcements while program loads)
  • Torrance Channel 28
    October 15 - 28, 8:00 pm
    October 29 - November 3, 7:00 pm
News and Analysis

L.A. County Bar Association

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