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Judicial

Los Angeles County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Seat 118

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Carolyn "Jiyoung" Park

Attorney at Law
288,424 votes (22.5%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Bring a people's perspective to the bench. Most judges are former prosecutors and corporate lawyers. I chose a career advocating for people. My experience working directly with Angelenos from all walks of life allows me to truly be a fair judge.
  • Ensure fair trials and access to justice. Everyone should have a fair trial, including those with disabilities and non-English speakers, and regardless of one’s income, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religion.
  • Increase diversity in the courtroom. Judges and juries should reflect the diversity of Los Angeles County. Only 38.7% of LA Superior Court judges are women, and Asian American judges are underrepresented.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Attorney at Law
Principal, Law Office of Carolyn Park (2020–current)
At-Large Governing Board Member, Silver Lake Neighborhood Council — Elected position (2021–current)
Staff Attorney, Service Employees International Union, Local 1000 (2014–2020)

Education

Loyola Law School Juris Doctor (2003)

Community Activities

Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Liaison, Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (2021–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • California Assemblymember Isaac Bryan
  • La Defensa
  • Unite Here Local 11

Organizations (16)

  • Amusement Area Employees Local B-192 IATSE
  • Southern California Armenian Democrats
  • Center for Biological Diversity
  • People’s Action
  • Working Families Party
  • Roofers & Waterproofers Union Local 36
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Democratic Club
  • Americans for Democratic Action, Southern California
  • Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains
  • Ground Game Los Angeles
  • Our Revolution - Feel the Bern, Los Angeles County
  • Feel the Bern Democratic Club, Los Angeles County
  • Democrats of Pasadena Foothills
  • Silver Echo Feliz Democratic Club
  • Yes We Can Democratic Club, Long Beach
  • Culver City Democratic Club

Elected Officials (18)

  • Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin
  • California Assemblymember Ash Kalra
  • Mayor Pro Tem City of Hawthorne L. David Patterson
  • Long Beach City Councilmember Al Austin II
  • Mayor of Culver City Daniel Lee
  • Culver City Councilmember Alex Fisch
  • Vice Mayor of Burbank Konstantine Anthony
  • Alhambra City Councilmember Sasha Renée Pérez
  • Californi Senator Anthony Portantino
  • Dr. Armond Aghakhanian, Member, Burbank Unified School District Board of Education (title for identification only)
  • Cerritos Councilmember Frank Aurelio Yokoyama
  • Artesia Councilmember Ali Sajjad Taj
  • Vice Mayor of Norwalk Ana Valencia
  • Culver City Councilmember Yasmine-Imani McMorrin
  • Eric Brightwell - Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, Governing Board Member (title for identification purposes only)
  • Jamie York - Secretary of Reseda Neighborhood Council (title for identification purposes only)
  • David Tokofsky - Former Board member of LAUSD (1995-2007) (title is for identification purposes only)
  • West Hollywood Councilmember Lindsey P. Horvath

Individuals (11)

  • Victor Narro, LA City Commissioner (title is for identification purposes only)
  • Rebecca Rona - Chair of the Culver City Equity in Human Relations Advisory Committee (title for identification only)
  • George Moyer - 2022 Long Beach Prosecutor Candidate
  • Eunisses Hernandez - Executive Director of La Defensx & 2022 LA City Council Candidate
  • Susan Burton - A New Way of Life, Founder (title is for identification purposes only)
  • Darrell Goode - NAACP Area Director (title is for identification purposes only)
  • Loraine Lundquist - Astrophysicist; former LA City Council candidate
  • Luis Rodriguez - Writer; 2022 California Governor Candidate
  • Rebecca Rona - Chair of the Culver City Equity in Human Relations Advisory Committee
  • Ash Lopez - California Democratic Party Delegate, Assembly District 36 (title is for identification purposes only)
  • Ismael Parra - National Writers Union, Los Angeles Chapter Chair (title is for identification purposes only)

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