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Tuesday June 7, 2022 — California Primary Election
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Los Angeles County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Seat 156

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Carol Elswick

Superior Court Judge
841,354 votes (68.5%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I remain committed to honesty, integrity, dedication and fairness to all.
  • I will continue to ensure equal access to justice for attorneys, litigants and members of the public.
  • I am committed to the rule of law.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Judge of Los Angeles County Superior Court, Los Angeles County Superior Court (2000–current)
Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Superior Court Judge — Elected position (2017–2022)
Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Superior Court Judge — Elected position (2011–2016)
Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Superior Court Judge — Elected position (2005–2010)
Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Superior Court Judge — Elected position (1999–2004)
Judge of Los Municipal Court, Citrus Judicial District, Los Angeles County Municipal Court (1997–2000)
Municipal Court Commissioner, Los Angeles County Municipal Court (1991–1997)
Civil Litigator, Ochoa & Sillas (1989–1991)
Civil Litigator, Kinkle, Rodiger & Spriggs (1989–1989)

Education

Loyola Law School - Los Angeles, CA Juris Doctorate (J.D.), Law Degree (1983)
University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science (1979)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Pasadena Republican Club
  • LA County Democratic Party
  • Endorsed by over 100 Los Angeles County Superior Court Judges

Organizations (7)

  • Los Angeles Times
  • LA County Probation Dept./AFSCME Local 685
  • California Latino Judges Association
  • AAA - CJO African American Association of California Judicial Officers
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
  • Avance Democratic Party
  • North Valley Democratic Club

Individuals (1)

  • Craig Huey's Voter's Guide

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of Los Angeles County (2)

Do you believe that all citizens have adequate access to legal help and the legal system? If not, what can be done to provide wider and better access?
Answer from Carol Elswick:

Financial inequities effect people's access to legal help and the legal system.  Public defenders and pro bono attorneys are to be commended for their 

professionalism, dedication and commitment.  Additional funding is required to equalize the financial disparities. 

What do you perceive as the greatest obstacles to justice, if any?
Answer from Carol Elswick:

In addition to the financial inequities discussed above, our greatest obstacle to justice, are our biases.  As a society, we all have work to do.

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