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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
Judicial

Los Angeles County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Seat 42

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Cyndy Zuzga

Superior Court Commissioner
405,233 votes (27.24%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • One of my top priorities is to do make the courts more accessible to the public through self-help centers.
  • Through community outreach activities, I hope to de-mystify the workings of the court to the public and make them aware of career opportunities in the court system.
  • By working with collaborative courts, public safety can be addressed while providing a positive program experience for all involved with the court.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Superior Court Commissioner
Superior Court Commissioner, Los Angeles Superior Court (2006–current)
Superior Court Commissioner, Los Angeles Superior Court — Elected position (2006–current)

Education

Michigan State University College of Law (current)
Michigan State University College of Law Juris Doctor (1982)

Community Activities

Committee Member, Superior Court Community Outreach Committee (2009–current)

Biography

  • Superior Court Commissioner (2006 - present)
  • Deputy District Attorney for over 21 years
  • J.D. Michigan State University, College of Law, 1982
  • Presided over treatment courts
  • Nationally recognized expert in elder abuse
  • With over 10 years' judicial experience, I make well-reasoned, fair decisions that effect people's lives while managing a heavy caseload and honoring the litigants' rights to be heard.  As a Deputy District Attorney, I was part of a multi-disciplinary team that helped to ensure that elderly financial abuse cases did not slip through the cracks.  I serve on the board of a non-profit, public service announcements film company whose mission is to make the community aware of pressing elder issues.
  • Rated "Well Qualified" by the Los Angeles County Bar Association

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • More than 80 judges and commissioners
  • The Metropolitan News-Enterprise
  • The Los Angeles Times

Elected Officials (3)

  • U.S. Representative Alan Lowenthal
  • Hon. Steve Cooley, District Attorney (2000-2012)
  • Paul Koretz, Los Angeles City Councilmember

Individuals (2)

  • Hon. Lee S. Edmon, Appellate Court Justice
  • Hon. David Wesley, Former Presiding Judge

Questions & Answers

Questions from The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles County ILO (1)

Do you favor alternative, non-jail sentences for non-violent offenders and what options should be available?
Answer from Cyndy Zuzga:

As a sitting judicial officer, I cannot comment on any pending cases.  However, I have presided over a Drug Treatment Court where many non-violent offenders successfully completed the program and were gainfully employed upon graduation. 

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I believe that each litigant and attorney has the right to a a fair and dignified hearing and to be treated with respect in a court of law.

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