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      Candidates for Superior Court in Los Angeles County Evaluated by Their Peers (2022 Primary Election).

      By News Desk

      The Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee (41 highly qualified people) of the L.A. County Bar reported its final evaluations of the candidates for Los Angeles Superior Court offices.

      SUPERIOR COURT OFFICE NO. 3

      • Frank Amador – Not Qualified
      • Hon. Sherilyn Peace Garnett – Exceptionally Well Qualified*
      • Tim Reuben – Well Qualified

      *Note: Although Hon. Sherilyn Peace Garnett, Office No. 3, is still on the ballot, she has recently been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a federal district judge. More details below.

      SUPERIOR COURT OFFICE NO. 60

      • Abby Baron – Well Qualified
      • Sharon Ransom – Well Qualified
      • Anna Slotky Reitano – Qualified
      • Mark Rosenfeld – Not Qualified
      • Troy Slaten – Qualified
      • Craig Sturm – Not Qualified

      SUPERIOR COURT OFFICE NO. 67

      • Fernanda Maria Barreto – Well Qualified
      • Ryan Dibble – Well Qualified
      • Elizabeth Lashley-Haynes – Qualified

      SUPERIOR COURT OFFICE NO. 70

      • Renee Yolande Chang – Well Qualified
      • Randy Fudge – Not Qualified
      • Holly L. Hancock – Qualified
      • Eric Alfonso Torices – Not Qualified
      • Matthew Vodnoy – Qualified

      SUPERIOR COURT OFFICE NO. 90

      • Leslie Gutierrez – Qualified
      • Naser (Nas) Khoury – Not Qualified
      • Melissa Lyons – Well Qualified
      • Kevin Thomas McGurk – Well Qualified

      SUPERIOR COURT OFFICE NO. 116

      • Hon. David B. Gelfound – Exceptionally Well Qualified
      • Lloyd E. Handler – Qualified

      SUPERIOR COURT OFFICE NO. 118

      • Melissa Hammond – Well Qualified
      • Georgia Huert – Well Qualified
      • Keith Koyano – Well Qualified
      • Klint McKay – Well Qualified
      • Carolyn “Jiyoung” Park – Not Qualified
      • Shan Thever – Not Qualified

      SUPERIOR COURT OFFICE NO. 151

      • Thomas D. Allison – Qualified
      • Karen A. Brako – Qualified
      • Patrick Hare – Well Qualified
      • Richard Quiñones – Qualified S

      SUPERIOR COURT OFFICE NO. 156

      • Hon. Carol Elswick – Qualified
      • Albert Robles – Not Qualified

      Conclusion

      The 2022 Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association respectfully submits this report with the consideration in mind that it will be a source of information for the voters of Los Angeles County and will assist them in selecting qualified and able judicial officers in the forthcoming election.

      > Hon. Sherilyn Peace Garnett

      On April 27, 2022, the United States Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s nomination of Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Sherilyn Peace Garnett to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  Judge Garnett will preside over matters in Los Angeles in the Court’s Western Division.

       

      Compiled by Ann Hunnewell


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      1. Rosezell says:

        Hey This help me out a lot in finding the candidates of my choice in this election it don’t matter what party I am searching for sometimes the party of the candidates are not listed on the ballots and everyone need to know if the person is a democratic or a republican or independent or green party a person just want to know the policy of that party this website help me in voting so I just want to say thank you Sincerely RoseZell

      2. Susan says:

        Lloyd should be supported anyway. Gelfound is a particularly harsh judge in a particularly harsh courthouse who is not giving mental health diversion a fair shot. Lloyd should be your choice!

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