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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election

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.



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


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)


  • 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.

Candidate Contact Info

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