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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
Judicial

Los Angeles County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Seat 118

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Troy Davis

Deputy District Attorney, County of Los Angeles
632,652 votes (58.31%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To inspire confidence in our justice system for citizens of Los Angeles by being a compassionate, informed, just, and equitable officer of the court.
  • To maintain high standards of due process for all parties involved.
  • To ensure that justice is dispensed without prejudice and make certain that all parties are aware of their rights and have access to legal counsel.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Deputy District Attorney, County of Los Angeles
Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office (2008–current)

Education

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Juris Doctor (J.D.), law (2006)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Bachelor of Science (B.S.), math science, concentration in computer science (2000)

Community Activities

President, International Footprint Association Chapter 58 (2013–current)
Vice President, Southeast District Bar Association (2014–current)
Teacher, Project LEAD (2014–current)
Boardmember, Long Beach Bar Foundation - Shortstop Program (2018–current)
Member, Criminal Courts Bar Association (2018–current)

Biography

  • Extensive experience prosecuting felony child molestation, child physical abuse, violent sex crimes, human trafficking, and domestic violence

  • Reputation for remarkable ethics, fairness, and discretion

  • Commitment to ensuring justice is served - holding the guilty accountable, while ensuring the innocent are exonerated.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (3)

  • Mexican American Bar Association Political Action Committee
  • Long Beach Police Officers' Association
  • Association of Deputy District Attorneys

Individuals (3)

  • Hon. Steve Cooley, former LA County District Attorney
  • Michael D. Antonovich, former LA County Supervisor
  • Over 35 Superior Court Judges

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of Los Angeles County (3)

What criteria are most important for voters to use in evaluating judicial candidates?
Answer from Troy Davis:

Reputation for judicial temperament, fairness, compassion, integrity, humility, and intelligence.  It’s also important for candidates to inspire confidence from voters that the legal process is accessible to victims who may feel reluctant to report crimes while also ensuring defendants are truly innocent before proven guilty.

How can courts and judges better assure that all people have adequate access to legal help and the legal system?
Answer from Troy Davis:

I believe that fairness in our legal system begins with ensuring all parties have access to legal assistance.  This means that access to our justice system should transcend language and financial barriers.  My decisions will reflect this mindset and ensure that every person in the courtroom understands their rights and is adequately represented.

Most defendants are held in County jail before trial because they are not able, due to low income or homelessness, to secure bail imposed by the Court at their arraignment.  Does California’s system of imposing bail on defendants need reform?  If so, what would you recommend?
Answer from Troy Davis:

Pursuant to California Supreme Court Judicial Canon 5(B)(1)(1), a candidate shall not “make statements to the electorate... that commit the candidate ... with respect to ... issues that are likely to come before the courts.” However, I will strongly consider all legal factors in determining appropriate bail in each person’s situation.

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