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Los Angeles County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Judge, Superior Court; County of Los Angeles; Office 72 Voter Information

Salary: $178,789

Results as of Nov 28 5:11pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (4,883/4,883)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Hilleri Grossman Merritt Click here for more information about this candidate 1,290,705 votes 53.27%

  • Occupation: Criminal Trial Prosecutor
  • Juris Doctor Degree, Loyola Law School, 1993
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, cum laude, UCLA 1990
  • Deputy District Attorney, 1994-present
  • District Attorney of the Month, 2006
  • Sex Crimes Division, 1998-2003
  • Leader in the Primary Election, with 48.68% of the vote
  • To preside fairly so that all parties feel their voices are heard, including vicitims, witnesses and jurors.
  • To reduce the tremendous courtroom backlog by bringing civil cases to trial in a timely and efficient manner.
  • To keep our communities safe by ensuring that repeat/violent offenders receive lengthy prison sentences.
Steven A. Simons, Sr Click here for more information about this candidate 1,132,407 votes 46.73%
  • Occupation: Consumer Rights Litigator
  • JD Southwestern University School of Law
  • Over 150 Trials and Arbitrations of Civil, Criminal and Probate Cases
  • Nominee Pro Bono Attorney of Year State Bar
  • Mediator/Arbitrator
  • Business Owner
  • Church Leader
  • To serve as a Civil Alternative to the Bench
  • Allow litigants to have a fair and impartial hearing
  • Strive for speedy resolution of litigation without compromising the parties rights

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Official Information

Superior Court of California,
County of Los Angeles
Audio-Video Coverage

One-Minute Introductory Statements

Six-Minute Interviews Interviews with all ten Judicial Candidates scheduled for webcast or broadcast
  • Channel LA36
    (expect to see about 1-1/2 minutes of announcements while program loads)
  • Torrance Channel 28
    October 15 - 28, 8:00 pm
    October 29 - November 3, 7:00 pm
News and Analysis

L.A. County Bar Association

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