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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Los Angeles County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Seat 42

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Alicia Molina

Attorney at Law
1,070,838 votes (39.41%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To treat everyone who comes into court with fairness, courtesy, dignity,and respect
  • Equal access to justice to all parties.
  • To be fair, unbiased and thorough in examination of the facts and circumstances of each case on the merits.



Profession:Community based Attorney
Partner/Litigating Attorney, Law Offices of Molina & Molina (2011–current)
Litigating Attorney, Moving Forward USA (Vamos Unidos USA) (2009–2010)
Division Director,Litigating Attorney, Accredited Representative, Paralegal, International Institute of Los Angeles (Non-Profit) (1995–2009)


Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA Juris Doctor (J.D.), Law (1995)
University of California Los Angeles Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), History (1990)

Community Activities

Volunteer/Pro Bono Attorney, Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law (2014–current)
Board Member, Hope Heals Hearts (H3) (2012–current)
Vice President, Mexican American Bar Association-Political Action Committee (MABA-PAC) (2009–2016)


  • UCLA and Loyola Law Graduate
  • Over a Decade of Litigation
  • Respected Community Leader 
  • Ethical, Fair, Thorough and Unbiased

I believe I am well qualified for the position of Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Seat 42 because my life experiences and formal education, at UCLA and Loyola Law School, allow me to be fair and impartial and everyone will benefit from the perspective I will bring to the bench.

I’m a lifelong resident of the City of Montebello and I’m a small business owner of the Law Offices of Molina and Molina in the City of Huntington Park.  I have dedicated my entire life to serving the community by providing legal services to the poor, the disadvantaged, and the LGBT community in areas of Domestic Violence, Immigration, and Family law. 

I worked for 14 years at a non-profit, the International Institute of Los Angeles serving the Boyle Heights community.  For the Last two years I have volunteered and provided Pro-Bono legal services at the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law.

I think it is important to have diversity on the bench.This includes having a diverse legal background as well as knowing how to balance when you need to be tough and firm  as well as when you need to show compassion and understanding.

My goal as a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge is to be firm yet fair with the application of the law to ensure equal justice to all. We need a judge that is qualified and experienced with a strong understanding of the law yet is in touch with the social economic fabric of the community.

I have dedicated myself to serve the people of the County of Los Angeles. Being a local of Los Angeles, I am well acquainted with the local problems and the challenges of our communities.  My sole aim is to serve the people of Los Angeles irrespective of race, color, sexual orientation, creed and religion.


Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • East San Gabriel Valley Democratic Club
  • Claremont Democratic Club
  • Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez

Organizations (14)

  • Mexican American Bar Association-Political Action Committee (MABA-PAC)
  • New Frontier Democratic Club
  • Laborers Local 300
  • Kids Artistic Revue
  • Gardena Valley Democratic Club
  • Odyssey Investments
  • Mexican American Democratic Club
  • AFSCME Local 685 Los Angeles County Probation Officers Union
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
  • Malibu Democratic Club
  • Progressive Democratic club of the Santa Monica Mountains
  • Progressive Democratic Club
  • Democratic Alliance for Action, Santa Clarita

Elected Officials (14)

  • Isadore Hall III-California State Senator
  • Montebello Mayor Art Barajas
  • Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo
  • Montebello City Councilman Jack Hadjinian
  • Hector A. Chacon-Montebello Unified School District Board Member
  • Susana Contreras Smith-Superintendent of Schools, Montebello Unified School District
  • Dan Medina-City of Gardena Councilman
  • Ivan Altamirano-City of Commerce Mayor
  • Manual Lozano-City of Baldwin Park Mayor
  • Gustavo Sztraicher-Los Angeles Superior Court Judge
  • Carol Najera-Los Angeles Superior Court Judge
  • Gil Cedillo-Los Angeles City Council 1st District
  • James Horan-Los Angeles Superior Court Judge
  • Mike A. Gipson-California Assembly Member 64th District

Individuals (3)

  • Dolores Huerta
  • Maria Elena Durazo-Unite Here International Union Vice President
  • Garo Ghazarian Dean and Law Professor of "People's College of Law" and Former President of Armenian Bar Association

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 Alicia Molina:

Our jails are over crowded and we need to make sure there is room and money to incarcerate the violent offenders who are a threat to our communities therefore I am in favor of alternative sentencing of non-violent offenders. I believe we need to find productive alternative sentencing and/or rehabilitation for non-violent offenders. We must create new programs which have a drug/alcohol program, a mental health component, GED or trade/employment/life skills program in order to ensure that the offenders will have the appropriate skills to be able to become productive citizens and break the cycle of recidivism.

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