The evaluations below are for candidates that are in run-off elections set for November 2004. These are the evaluations that were completed in March 2004, and previously posted on the LACBA website. We have not done any further evaluation of these candidates, but continue to support the evaluations ratings that are posted below.
LACBA only provides ratings for each of the candidates. No other information on the candidates is available from LACBA. To locate other information about the candidates, consider visiting this site,http://smartvoter.org/ , and searching for the name of your candidates.LACBA does not endorse this nonpartisan site sponsored by League of Women Voters of California, but we offer this information as a service to the public.
For information on the Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee, its process of evaluation, and further details specific to this year's ratings, please see the 2004 Judicial Evaluations Report.
This information is also available by telephone. Call (213) 833-6767 for recorded ratings.
In accordance with the Rules, the Committee evaluated the candidates as "Well Qualified," "Qualified," or "Not Qualified." These standards are described in the committee's Rules as follows:
- To be "Well Qualified," the candidate must possess professional ability, experience, competence, integrity and temperament indicative of superior fitness to perform the judicial function with a high degree of skill and effectiveness.
- To be "Qualified," the candidate must possess professional ability, experience, competence, integrity and temperament indicative of fitness to perform the judicial function satisfactorily.
- To be "Not Qualified," the candidate must lack one or more of the qualities of professional ability, experience, competence, integrity and temperament indicative of fitness to perform the judicial function satisfactorily.
These standards necessarily contemplate a quantitative and qualitative evaluation. They are, therefore, very different from the eligibility provisions of the California Constitution, which merely require membership in the State Bar or service on a court of record for ten years for Superior Court.
The complete rules of the Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee can be found in the JEEC Handbook.
November 2004 Run-Off Candidates:
Superior Court Office No. 18 - Vacated by Judge Marcus O. Tucker
Patrick David Campbell - Qualified
Mildred Escobedo - Qualified
Superior Court Office No. 29 - Vacated by Judge Richard C. Hubbell
Gus Gomez - Qualified
Lori-Ann Jones - Qualified
Superior Court Office No. 52 - Vacated by Hon. Nancy M. Brown
Hon. John C. Gutierrez - Qualified
Laura Priver - Well Qualified
Superior Court Office No. 53 - Vacated by Hon. Rosemary Shumsky
David Lopez - Qualified
Daniel Zeke Zeidler - Well Qualified
Superior Court Office No. 69 - Vacated by Judge James L. Wright
Donna Groman - Well Qualified
Judith Levey Meyer - Well Qualified
2004 Judicial Evaluations Report
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