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Los Angeles County, CA June 8, 2010 Election
Judge-Superior Court; County of Los Angeles; Office 28 Voter Information

Results as of Jul 2 1:59pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (5,190/5,190)

Runoff Election 11/2/2010

Candidates (Vote for 1)

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Randy Hammock Click here for more information about this candidate 166,763 votes 21.98%

  • Occupation: Superior Court Referee
  • Member, California Judges Association, and National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • Rated "Well-Qualified" by Los Angeles County Bar, 2006; "Qualified" 2010.
  • Extensive Jury Trial Experience; Member of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Admitted to Practice Law in California over 25 years
  • Admitted to Practice Law in 15 states and 20 Federal District Courts.
  • Considerable Community Service to Charter Schools and Abused Children.
  • Law and Order. Protecting the Rights of Victims, Jurors, as well as the Accused.
  • Judicial Decisions which are Just, Fair and Reasonable.
  • Treating Everyone who Appears Before the Court with Courtesy and Respect
Mark K. Ameli Click here for more information about this candidate 109,700 votes 14.46%
  • Occupation: Arbitrator/Mediator/Litigator
  • Litigator for 30 years, Arbitrator and mediator for the past 15 years
  • Temporary Judge - Los Angeles Superior Court for the past 15 years
  • UC Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, USC, Master of Arts in Economics, UWLA, Juris Doctorate
  • Recipient of certificate of Appreciation from the Los Angeles Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution and Temporary Judge Program
  • Author of "A Primer on Cross Cultural Dispute Resolution" published by American Bankruptcy Institute, used by LA Superior Court for ADR training
  • Community service in prevention of gang violence, leadership positions in Rotary, Southern California Mediation Association, and other organizations
  • Administration of Justice in the Courtroom: Fairness, impartiality, and freedom from bias in court, compassion to the victims
  • Courtesy to the jurors and respect for their time
  • Protection of the Constitution of the United States of America and the State of California
Kim E. Smith Click here for more information about this candidate 104,723 votes 13.80%
  • Occupation: City Prosecutor-City of Hawthorne, CA
  • Deputy District Attorney-Los Angeles County
  • Southwestern University of Law -J.D.
  • Sergeant - Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept.
  • Lieutenant Colonel - U.S. Marine Corps
  • B.A.,, Occidental; M.A. - USC (Public Admin)
  • Decorated war veteran
  • Speedy and efficient calendar management
  • Fair adjudication for all parties
  • Maintain high ethical standards in all proceedings
Chris Garcia Click here for more information about this candidate 99,877 votes 13.16%
  • Occupation: Criminal Prosecutor
  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • BA, UC Berkeley
  • 11 years Criminal Prosecution
  • 13 years Civil Litigation
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Equal treatment for all under the law.
  • Cultural and ethnic sensitivity.
  • Diversity on the bench.
Elizabeth Moreno Click here for more information about this candidate 96,839 votes 12.76%
  • Occupation: Arbitrator/Mediator
  • Juris Doctor-Loyola Law School
  • California State University-Fresno BA History-Cum Laude
  • Appointed to the California State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Community Service Recognition- City of Los Angeles
  • Straus Institute/Pepperdine Law School Advanced Mediation Training
  • Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Leadership-Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • That everyone has access to the legal system and to give all an equal opportunity to be heard.
  • That Justice is served.
  • Diligently serve the people of Los Angeles County, ethically and professionally.
Edward J. Nison Click here for more information about this candidate 82,231 votes 10.84%
  • Occupation: Criminal Homicide Prosecutor
  • Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County for over 24 years
  • Prosecuted gang homicide cases for 8 1/2 years
  • Prosecuted criminal violations of environmental and workplace safety laws for 4 years
  • Responsible for legal training of prosecutors and police officers, 6 years
  • Prosecuted over 100 homicide cases
  • Provided training to prosecutors and law enforcement on Constitutional Law throughout the United States
  • Protect society from violent predators and treat victims in a respectful manner
  • Always serve the public and act with honesty, integrity and fairness
  • Prevent youthful offenders from becoming violent predators
C. Edward Mack Click here for more information about this candidate 50,006 votes 6.59%
  • Occupation: Criminal Trial Attorney
  • Chemist
  • Vietnam Era War Veteran, Air Force
  • Tried over 100 jury trials
  • Criminal Experience as Public Defender
  • Civil Experience as Judicial Law Clerk
  • Experienced in handling high volumes of cases
  • To provide justice to all litigants, no matter what background and to run my courtroom with expediency and dignity, exemplifying efficiency
  • Establish a mental health court/diversion program
  • Establish a juvenile court "Early Prevention/Parental Intervention program to stop gang killings, violence and other gang crimes
Kendall C. "Ken" Reed Click here for more information about this candidate 48,650 votes 6.41%
  • Occupation: Attorney/Arbitrator/Mediator
  • Juris Doctor, University of Southern California School of Law
  • Master of Laws, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • International Mediation Insitute, Approved Mediator
  • To be Fair, Thoughtful, and Dedicated as a Judge
  • To Assist the Court in Dealing with its Current Budget Constraints

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Official Information
Meet and Learn About the
Judicial Candidates

Thursday May 20
time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
place: Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Bl., L.A. CA 90010
co-sponsors: LWV/L.A. County;
LWV Los Angeles; Southwestern Law School
special guests: Judith McConnell, Administrative Presiding Justice,
4th District Appellate Court, &
Val Zavala, Anchor, KCET's "SoCal Connected"
more info: 213-738-6625
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or 213-738-6814
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