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Los Angeles County, CA March 7, 2000 Election
Judge of the Superior Court; Office 31

Results as of Mar 23 2:27pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (4,926/4,926)

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Katherine Mader 764,171 votes 56.18%

  • Occupation: Deputy District Attorney
  • first LAPD inspector general
  • ten years as a prosecutor
  • thirteen years as a defense attorney
  • bringing a balanced perspective to the bench
  • ensuring that all litigants are treated respectfully and objectively
  • ensuring that jurors' time is spent wisely and respectfully
Douglas G. Carnahan 331,067 votes 24.34%
  • Occupation: Court Commissioner/Professor
  • Superior Court Commissioner; Municipal Court Commissioner 1984-2000
  • Rated "Well Qualified [highest possible rating] by L.A. County Bar Assn.
  • Civil and criminal experience, both as lawyer and bench officer
  • Teaching experience: UWLA Law, USC Law, Loyola Law, Northrup Law, El Camino Community College
  • Admitted to bar, 1975; B.S. UCLA (Engineering), J.D. UC Hastings
  • U.S. Army veteran (1971-73); married, two children
  • Bring fairness to the bench. Treat everyone with dignity.
  • Follow the law wherever it leads. Protect the rights of litigants and victims.
  • Work hard. Continue to participate in judicial administration and continuing judicial education.
Jeffrey N. Marckese 264,982 votes 19.48%
  • Occupation: Superior Court Referee
  • Superior Court Referee, Los Angeles Superior Court 12/97 to Present
  • Received highest rating of "Well Qualified" from L.A. County Bar Assn.
  • Practiced 15 years prior to appointment to the bench
  • Admitted to bar in 1982
  • Provide litigants with an opportunity to be heard and to present their cases
  • Ensure that juror's experience with the court is a positive experience
  • Treat all persons fairly, objectively and respectfully

Basic candidate data supplied by the County elections official. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
  News and Analysis

Judge hopefuls wage civil fight
(Torrance Daily Breeze, 3/6/00)

Analysis by the L.A. County Bar Association
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