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Judge, Seat 84 —Los Angeles County Superior CourtNovember 8, 2016 —California General Election

Judicial
November 8, 2016 —California General Election

Los Angeles County Superior CourtJudge, Seat 84

Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (4,988/4,988).

About this office

Superior court judges preside over trial court cases, both civil and criminal. They hear witnesses' testimony and other evidence and decide cases by applying the law to the relevant facts.
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Criminal Fraud Prosecutor
1,608,759 votes (59.76%)Winning
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  • Provide equal access to justice for all
  • Provide a fair opportunity to be heard
  • Exercise fairness, impartiality and balance in judical decisions
Profession:Criminal Fraud Prosecutor
Deputy District Attorney, Grade IV, LA County District Attorney's Office (1998–2016)
Loyola Law School Juris Doctor (J.D.) (1996)
UCLA Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English (1992)
Volunteer, Constitutional Rights Foundation (2010–2016)
Co-Founder, Korean Prosecutors Association (2010–2016)
Board Member, National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association (2014–2016)
  • I am a career public prosecutor with 18 years of service.
  • I have extensive legal experience with criminal fraud.
  • I am endorsed by 100 Superior Court judges, major labor unions, and law enforcement.
  • I will provide balance, fairness, and access to justice.
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Alternative sentencing

Do you favor alternative, non-jail sentences for non-violent offenders and what options should be available?

Answer from Susan Jung Townsend:

Depending on certain factors, I believe alternative non-jail sentences for non-violent offenders are viable sentencing options. A person's criminal history and safety to the community should be considered. Such options may include probationary supervision, electronic monitoring, and/or home detention.

Supervising Criminal Prosecutor
1,083,479 votes (40.24%)
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  • I will ensure that everyone receive a fair trial in court.
  • By being fair and balanced I will strive to increase the trust of the public in our judicial system.
  • I will manage the caseload efficiently while being fair to all the litigants in court.
Profession:Supervising Criminal Prosecutor
Deputy - In - Charge, Los Angeles district Attorney (1990–current)
Deputy District Attorney, Office of the District Attorney — Appointed position (1990–current)
UCLA Bachelor of Arts, History (current)
Whittier College of Law Juris Doctor, Law (1990)
Community Advisor, Hollenbeck Youth Center (2008–current)
Founding member, Latino Prosecutors Association (2003–current)

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- Prosecutor for 25 years


- Supervisor of the East Los Angeles and then the West Covina Area office since April 19, 2010


- Established cooperative relationships with judges, law enforcement agencies, community leaders and defense attorneys to ensure justice

 

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Alternative sentencing

Do you favor alternative, non-jail sentences for non-violent offenders and what options should be available?

Answer from Javier Perez:

An alternative to jail for non-violent crimes should always be considered first. Whether it is the best option depends on the crime, the level of sophistication and the defendant's record. I often authorize non-jail offers in my role as supervisor. Our office offers community labor and community service as alternatives. Justice doesn't necessarily mean jail.

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