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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Los Angeles County, CA June 3, 2014 Election
Smart Voter

Donna Hollingsworth Armstrong
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Judge of the Superior Court; County of Los Angeles; Office 138


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. What specific personal qualities make you especially qualified to be a judge?

On election day, I will have been a lawyer for 14 years. I was hired by the Los Angeles County DA in 2000. I have tried over 100 trials, including 21 murders. I have earned a reputation of being a tenacious advocate, but am always fair and professional. I am committed to ensuring PUBLIC SAFETY. I will always UPHOLD THE LAW and treat those who enter the courtroom with DIGNITY AND RESPECT. After having been in court on a daily basis, I have had the opportunity to observe many judicial officers. I am exceptionally hard-working and enjoy being a public servant.

2. Do you favor alternative sentences for non-violent offenders in view of the current prisoner overcrowding problems, and if so, what options should be available?

Respectfully, I feel that I am unable to answer the League of Women Voter's question related to alternative sentencing due to prison overcrowding. Solutions for "prison overcrowding" is an issue which should be addressed by the voters, the California State Legislature and/or the Governor. Judges are required to UPHOLD THE LAW, and that is what I intend on doing if I have the opportunity to serve as a Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge. If I am entrusted with the responsibility of punishing criminal offenders, I will always do my best to ensure PUBLIC SAFETY and at the same time issue a FAIR and APPROPRIATE SENTENCE in accordance with the law.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' answers are presented as submitted.

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