Endorsements - 2018 Primaries
U.S. Senator - Dianne Feinstein
Attorney General - Xavier Becerra
Treasurer - Vivek Viswanathan
Controller - Betty Yee
Assembly District 43 - Laura Friedman
Assembly District 46 - Adrin Nazarian
Board of Equalization - Cheryl Turner
LA County Supervisor District 1 - Hilda Solis
LA County Supervisor District 3 - Sheila Kuehl
LA County Assessor - Jeffrey Prang
LA County Sheriff - Alex Villanueva
Superior Court Judge (No. 4) - A. Veronica Sauceda
Superior Court Judge (No. 16) - Patricia Hunter
Superior Court Judge (No. 20) - Wendy Segall
Superior Court Judge (No. 60) - Tony Cho
Superior Court Judge (No. 63) - Anthony Lewis
Superior Court Judge (No. 67) - Maria Armendariz
Superior Court Judge (No. 118) - David Diamond
Superior Court Judge (No. 126) - Rene Gilbertson
Superior Court Judge (No. 146) - Armando Durón
Proposition 68 - SUPPORT
Proposition 69 - SUPPORT
Proposition 70 - OPPOSE
Proposition 71 - SUPPORT
Proposition 72 - SUPPORT
Since her election to the Senate in 1992, Dianne has built a legacy of finding solutions to problems facing California and our nation. Her accomplishments include legislation increasing vehicle fuel economy standards; preserving the Mojave Desert, Lake Tahoe and our forests; consumer protection, food safety and cyber security; drought relief; securing funding for critical projects; and commonsense gun laws, including the landmark assault weapons ban. Dianne’s career has been one of firsts – she was the first woman President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the first woman Mayor of San Francisco, the first woman elected Senator of California, the first woman member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the first woman to be ranking member of the Committee. Dianne also was the first woman to chair the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Rules and Administration Committee. Today, she continues to work on critical issues and fight for the values we hold dear.
DNA stands firmly in support of Vivek Viswanathan, who comes to the Treasurer’s race with extensive governing and policy experience. Most recently, Vivek served as Special Advisor in the Office of Governor Jerry Brown where he managed key projects on job creation, infrastructure, health care, public safety, and climate change. Before that, he was a core policy advisor to Hillary Clinton on her 2016 Presidential Campaign, crafting and spearheading a national agenda around college affordability and student debt. While campaigning for California Treasurer, Vivek has pledged to reject all corporate, PAC, and special interest money. Vivek holds a law degree and MBA from Stanford University, and graduated with highest honors from Harvard University.
DNA stands firmly in support of State Controller Betty Yee, who brings 35 years of experience in state and local finance and tax policy to her service as California's Chief Financial Officer. Her leadership in addressing the changing nature of work and climate change and their impacts on the economy and growing inequality is critical to ensuring no communities are left behind.
Superior Court Judge (No. 4)
I am the only candidate with judicial experience. In 2015, I was elected by Los Angeles Superior Court Judges to serve as a Commissioner. Since then, I have presided over traffic matters at the West Covina courthouse (2015-2016) and family law matters at the Compton courthouse (2016-present). As a Commissioner, I strive to be a fair and impartial bench officer, and I will continue to do so, if elected as Judge.
I bring a unique perspective to the bench. As a non-profit family law attorney, I assisted survivors of domestic abuse and litigated thousands of cases in Superior Court. As an advocate for the most
vulnerable members of our communities, I helped my clients assert their rights and access justice. As a bench officer, I remain committed to providing access to justice in my courtroom and the legal system.
I have been endorsed by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party; over a dozen Democratic Clubs; Los Angeles County Federation of Labor; UTLA, SEIU Local 721, AFSCME District 36, and UAW. I have the support of many local public officials such as: Senators Ricardo Lara, Ed Hernandez and Kevin De Leon; US Congresswoman Grace Napolitano and Linda Sanchez; and Labor Leader Dolores Huerta. Finally, the leaders that supervise the Los Angeles Superior Court Judges and Commissioner have enthusiastically endorsed my candidacy; both Presiding Judge Daniel Buckley and Assisting Presiding Judge, Kevin Brazile.
Superior Court Judge (No. 16)
Among many notable endorsements, Patti Hunter is endorsed by the LA County Democratic Party. As a prosecutor in the LA City Attorney’s office she is committed to public service, public safety, fairness and equal justice for all. Patti graduated law school in the top 2% of her class, published on law review, clerked for a federal judge and has been an attorney for over 30 years. She not only has the intellect and experience to interpret and apply the law, but will do so with the integrity and temperament needed on the bench.
Superior Court Judge (No. 60)
- JD from George Washington University School of Law, 2001
- Served 13 years as a Deputy District attorney in Los Angeles County
- In the last 5 years he specialized in elder abuse prosecution, including murder, sexual assaults, financial abuse, & neglect
- Served 8 years as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate in the California State Military Reserve
- Endorsed by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party and over a dozen local clubs throughout Los Angeles County
Superior Court Judge (No. 146)
Armando Durón was elected Commissioner by the 500 Superior Court Judges in the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in 2015. He has had three important assignments since then: Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, in fact, he was the first judicial officer in the County to have this assignment; he was then assigned to Child Support; and he currently has a full-scope family law assignment.
Prior to taking the bench, he was in private practice for over 33 years, representing over 3,000 clients, most of whom came by referrals from satisfied previous clients. He never paid a referral fee or had to advertise.
Commissioner Durón is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University (1976) and received he Juris Doctorate degree at U.C.L.A. Law School (1979). His education and experience have prepared him for the position of Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court (Seat No. 146) which he seeks and requests your support.
LA County Assessor
Assessor Jeffrey Prang has reformed the Assessor’s Office, bringing much needed innovation and transparency. He has promoted property tax savings for veterans, small business owners, and seniors, and has improved public service for taxpayers. Jeffrey Prang has endorsement of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party and is Democrats for Neighborhood Action’s choice for Los Angeles County Assessor.