Los Angeles County, CA March 7, 2000 Election
Smart Voter John Ladner

Candidate for
Judge of the Municipal Court; Los Angeles Judicial District, Office No. 1

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Municipal COURT COMMISSIONER since 1983.
  • Received highest rating in judicial evaluation of LA County Bar.
  • Perform same functions and duties as JUDGE. Have presided in criminal and civil courtrooms on a daily basis for over 16 years.
  • Imposed Jail sentences, for first time in California history, on corporate executives found guilty of toxic waste pollution.
  • Current assignment--unique Federally-funded criminal child support enforcement Court. Collect tens of millions of dollars for thousands of kids.
  • Lawyer from 1973-1983. Prosecutorial, defense and juvenile court experience, including position as Special Assistant to the United States Attorney.
  • Graduate of UC Berkeley and Loyola University School of Law (Los Angeles).
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • To defend and uphold the U.S. and California Constitutions, assure the rule of law prevails, protect individual rights and the community.
  • To apply the law to all equally--in a fair, reasoned and understandable way through thoughtful, independent and unbiased decisions.
  • To treat all with dignity, equality and appreciation for human diversity while punishing civil and criminal wrongdoing and resolving discord.
Political Philosophy
Position Papers
Role of the Judiciary
Thoughts on the role of the judiciary--our third branch of government.
Issues Facing the Courts Today
Discussion of some important issues.
My Qualifications
Why I believe I am the best candidate.
Key Endorsements
  • State Senator Adam Schiff, Chairperson, Senate Judiciary Committee
  • State Assemblymember Sheila Kuehl, Chairperson,Assembly Judiciary Committee
  • State Assemblymember Rod Wright, Chair, CA Legislative Black Caucus
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Campaign Contact Information

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