Judicial Endorsements

 Judicial Races

Voters rarely know what to do when they encounter judicial races on their ballot, which is why most of the judges we elect are former prosecutors or former corporate lawyers. As a result, justice is meted out by individuals who come to the bench with a set of prejudices that favor the powerful over the powerless. That’s why ADA is again supporting three public defenders running on the Defenders of justice slate.

ADA SoCal Endorses La Shae Henderson
for Judicial Seat 97

Vote for a candidate who believes in equality, who is non-biased, a believes in justice for all.  A Judge should not have “ pre-planned” rulings before the evidence at trial is presented.

All participants in the court proceedings should be treated with dignity, respect, and receive equal treatment under the law.

I also believe in restorative justice.  Creative sentencing programs to heal our broken communities. I plan to develop programs so that the community or the “village” can restore those who are marginalized in  society,  who are homeless or have mental health issues.

I am running for Judge because we need more judicial officers that represent diverse communities.  These court officers can bring different perspective and experience that lead to more in-depth analysis of court cases, legal reasoning and fact-finding.

Judges also need to be cognizant of the history of the disparate treatment of black and latino litigants in our court system. Judges should be dedicated to the removal of prejudice, bias, or discrimination that has plagued our criminal justice system for far too long.  If the court proceedings are fair, it promotes peace and ensures that individuals feel connected to the community as a whole.

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Vote for La Shae Henderson for Judicial Seat 97 on March 5th, 2024.

ADA SoCal Endorses George Turner Jr. for the Superio Court Judge Seat 39

I am proud to be a Los Angeles County Deputy Public Defender.

I know for sure that all people in the legal system deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and be treated equally under the law. This is my personal, guiding principle, grounded in my faith. And as a childhood cancer survivor, I am keenly aware that not a single day of life is promised; we must live each day to its fullest. The many privileges I have been blessed with have left me humbled and shaped my core belief that I must do the most good for the most people I can. 

This is why I decided to run for Superior Court judge and I would be honored to have your confidence, trust, and your vote.  I will work hard for the citizens of L.A. County, and promise to treat every person equally, listen compassionately, and value the dignity of each person who comes into the courtroom. 

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 Vote for George Turner Jr. for the Superior Court Judge Seat 39 on March 5th, 2024.

ADA SoCal Erika Wiley
for Judicial Seat 48.

As a judge of the L.A County Superior Court, patience fairness and integrity will guide my decisions. I will work to ensure that irrespective of background, all who appear in my court are given a fair opportunity to be heard.

I have worked as a Los Angeles County Deputy Public Defender for more than 23 years. My experience includes advocacy in thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases. I have conducted more than 100 felony, misdemeanor and juvenile trials. I have supervised and trained other lawyers as a Deputy in Charge.

Experience has shown me that in order to protect the public, we must provide those who suffer from mental illness, homelessness and drug addiction with the support and resources to improve their lives, and ultimately live in a way that ensures that we are all safe.

I am dedicated to criminal justice reform, fair sentencing and ending the cycle of mass incarceration.

My efforts have always been rooted in service to my community. I have donated countless hours assisting individuals to expunge their records after incarceration, and I’ve volunteered with L.A. County’s Parks After Dark program educating youth in the community about their rights, and how to have safe interactions with police.

I am one of six children raised by a single mother in South Central Los Angeles. I attended public schools in Inglewood and later graduated with honors from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. I earned my law degree at the University of Cincinnati.

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Vote for Erika Wiley for Judicial Seat 48
on March 5th, 2024

ADA SoCal Endorses Lynn Diane Olson for the Superior Court Judge Seat 12

I have had the privilege and honor of serving on The Los Angeles Superior Court since 2007. 

My judicial assignments have included criminal, traffic, small claims, civil, and unlawful detainer cases.  I work hard every day and have handled some of the busiest courtrooms in Los Angeles County.  I pledge to continue to work hard to ensure that every matter I decide is based on justice, fairness, and the rule of law.

After 17 years of service, I am being challenged for my seat, Office #12.  Running a successful campaign requires substantial resources, and every contribution, no matter the size, and every endorsement, will make a meaningful impact on my ability to reach Los Angeles County voters. 

If I may add your name as an endorser of my campaign, please let me know.  If you are able to make a campaign contribution, I would be very grateful.   

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 Vote for Lynn Diane Olsonfor the Superior Court Judge Seat 12 on March 5th, 2024.

ADA SoCal Tracey Blount for Judicial Seat 137.

Tracey Blount was raised in the Altadena/Pasadena area where she attended elementary, middle, and high schools in the Pasadena area.

She received her Bachelor's Degree in Ancient History from UC Berkeley in 1990 and her Juris Doctor Degree (JD) from the University of La Verne College of Law in 1999. She was admitted to the California Bar in 2003.

Tracey worked as a paralegal for Fulbright & Jaworski, Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, and 21st Century Insurance in-house counsel in the areas of real estate, loan/finance, and civil litigation. In 2001, she joined LA County Counsel's office as a paralegal at the Sheriff's Advisory Unit then the Juvenile Dependency Division. 

Tracey worked as a Legal Research Attorney for the San Bernardino DA's Appellate Division and came back to LA County Counsel's Office practicing Dependency law, a specialized area of law addressing issues of child abuse and neglect. Tracey also assists the Appeals Division in preparing Dependency case appeals. 

Tracey’s experience in handling Dependency cases and litigation includes child death, broken bone/serious physical abuse, complicated family law/abuse and neglect cases, sexual abuse, legal guardianship, and sensitive cases (media/celebrity). Since 2012, Tracey has also served on numerous committees related to Dependency law.

Tracey is the proud mother of two adult daughters.

Tracey Blount wants to continue a long career of service to the County of Los Angeles as a Judge of the Superior Court, with a vision for a fair and just legal system. Your vote will ensure that this happens!

Vote for Tracey Blount for Judicial Seat 137 for more info click here

on March 5th, 2024


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