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Los Angeles County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Seat 151

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Patrick Hare

Deputy Public Defender, County of Los Angeles
494,095 votes (39.3%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Restorative Justice for victims as well as defendants.
  • Equal access, equal protection and equal justice without regard to race, class or gender.
  • A focus on treatment over incarceration for non-violent offenders.



Profession:Los Angeles County Deputy Public Defender
Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County (1990–current)
Deputy Public Defender, Orange County Public Defender's Office (1989–1990)


Fuller Theological Seminary Masters, Systemic Justice, Ethics (2013)
Boston University School of Law Juris Doctor, Public Interest Law (1989)
California State University, Long Beach B.A., magna cum laude, Philosophy, Music (1986)

Community Activities

Volunteer, The Refuge - a homeless shelter (2013–current)
Producer, Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Program (2003–2013)
Founder, Co-Director, Hollywood Mass Choir, a multicultural community choir dedicated to the work of racial reconciliation (2003–2013)
Board of Directors, Tutoring Program Director, Hollywood Urban Project (1997–2003)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • LA County Democratic Party
  • Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley
  • Over 40 Current and Retired LA County Judges

Organizations (5)

  • Los Angeles Times
  • Long Beach Democratic Club
  • East Area Progressive Democrats
  • Silver Echo Feliz Democratic Club
  • Democrats for Neighborhood Action

Individuals (3)

  • Luis Rodriguez, Past President California State Bar
  • Mia Yamamoto, Past President of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.
  • Dr. K.W. Tulloss, President, Baptist Minister's Conference

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of Los angeles County (1)

What do you perceive as the greatest obstacles to justice, if any?
Answer from Patrick Hare:

Unequal power dynamics, such as class, gender, and race, play an unacceptable role in who has access to the courts, to effective representation, and to fair and equitable results.

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