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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

1998 Judicial Evaluation Results


Los Angeles, May 31, 1998 - Los Angeles County residents will be voting on numerous issues, including judicial races, on Tuesday, June 2, 1998. Polls will be open from 7am to 8pm.

The Los Angeles County Bar Association's Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee is charged with the task of evaluating candidates running in contested elections for the Los Angeles County Superior and Municipal Court. 

After a lengthy three-month evaluation through questionnaires, interviews, additional materials, and in some cases, appeals, final ratings are released to the public. 

Candidates may receive one of three ratings. The following standards are applied in rating candidates: well qualified, qualified, and not qualified. A "Well Qualified" or "Not Qualified" rating requires a 60 percent majority vote of the members present. 

Superior Court Candidates

Having completed its investigations and deliberations, the Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee reports its final evaluations for the candidates for the following Superior Court offices:
Office No. 22
John Lynch Not Qualified
Alexander Williams Well Qualified
Office No. 43
Burton Bach Qualified
Gary Klausner Well Qualified
Office No. 51
John D. Harris Well Qualified
William R. "Bill" Torres Well Qualified
Office No. 69
James Anthony Kaddo Qualified
Andrew S. Zucker Not Qualified

Municipal Court Candidates

Having completed its investigations and deliberations, the Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee reports its final evaluations for the candidates for the following Municipal Court offices:
Antelope
Michael S. Duberchin Qualified
Larry H. Layton Not Qualified
Steve D. Ogden Well Qualified
Joel Wallenstein Well Qualified
Glendale
Glenn W. Hoiby Qualified
Laura A. Matz Qualified
Inglewood No. 2
Lawrence E. Mason Well Qualified
Kevin Ross Qualified
Long Beach No. 1
Elvira S. Austin Qualified
James Thompson Not Qualified
Rio Hondo No. 2
Peter J. Meeka Qualified
Albert Perez Qualified




     





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