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June 5, 2018 — Elecciones Primarias de California
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Tribunal Superior de California, Condado de Los AngelesCandidato para Juez, Cargo 20

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Mary Ann Escalante

Deputy District Attorney, County of Los Angeles
517,252 votos (46.63%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • My top priority will be public safety and to ensure fairness to all parties that come before me.
  • I will always follow the law and demonstrate the highest degree of honesty and integrity.
  • I will make sound decisions that are well reasoned, just and appropriate.

Experiencia

Experiencia

Profesión:LA County Deputy District Attorney, Grade IV
Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, Grade IV,, Los Angeles County (1988–current)
Technical & Legal Advisor, CBS Television Network (1995–1996)
Law Clerk, The Law Office of Lawrence Silver (1987–1988)
Summer Associate-Law Clerk, O'Melveny & Myers (1986–1986)
Law Clerk, Goethals and Swanson (1985–1985)

Educación

Loyola Law School Juris Doctor (J.D.), law (1987)
San Diego State University Bachelor of Science - Business Administration, marketing (1984)

Actividades comunitarias

Founding Member, National League of Young Men - South Coast Chapter (2015–current)
Member, National Charity League (2015–current)
Teacher's Aid and Media Center Aid, Hopkinson Elementary School (2005–2012)
Team Parent, AYSO Soccer (2008–2010)
Sunday School Teacher, St. Hedwig Church (2003–2004)

Biografía

*  30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE as a Deputy District Attorney

*  Gang Homicide and Child Molester Prosecutor

*  Tried over 100 jury trials including 34 murders

*  Endorsed by the Presiding Judge and the Assistant Presiding Judge of all of the Superior Courts in Los Angeles County,  the  Honorable Daniel J. Buckley and the       Honorable Kevin C. Brazile

  

 

 

 

Mary Ann is a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney.  She has been a prosecutor for over 30 years and has tried over 100 jury trials, including 34 murders, and two capital cases.  Mary Ann worked in the elite Hardcore Gang Unit where she prosecuted numerous violent gang members for murder, attempted murder, and assault.  She has extensive trial experience, obtaining justice for victims in over 100 jury trials in addition to the thousands of other cases she has prosecuted throughout her career.  Mary Ann served as a supervisor in both the Hardcore Gang Unit and the Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, and Domestic Violence Unit.  She has interviewed hundreds of victims of child molestation and rape to determine the appropriate charges to file, supervised lawyers, and ultimately approved all case dispositions.  Currently, Mary Ann reviews hundreds of felony cases each month to determine the appropriate resolution.  She also obtains restitution for victims and prepares cases for preliminary hearings. 

Mary Ann was born in Long Beach, California and obtained her law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.  She spends her free time with her husband and their two teenaged children.  Mary Ann is active in her community.  She and her son are founding members of the National League of Young Men, South Coast Chapter.  Mary Ann and her daughter are involved in the National Charity League where they support many local charities and philanthropies.

Mary Ann will make an excellent judge.  She demonstrates the highest degree of honesty and integrity.  She will make sound decisions that are well reasoned, just and appropriate, and she will always follow the law.  Her priority will be public safety and to ensure fairness to all parties that appear in her courtroom.

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Featured Endorsements

  • Honorable Daniel J. Buckley, Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Honorable Kevin C. Brazile, Assistant Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Justice Victoria M. Chavez, Court of Appeal Second Appellate District

Organizaciónes (9)

  • Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (LAPPOA)
  • SEIU Local 721
  • Los Angeles County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO
  • National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA)
  • Long Beach Police Officers Association (LBPOA)
  • Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS)
  • Bell Gardens Police Officers Association
  • Latino Prosecutors Association
  • Latinas Lead

Funcionarios electos (4)

  • Gary DeLong, Former Councilman for the city of Long Beach
  • Steven Ly, Mayor of Rosemead
  • Bob Archuleta, Mayor of Pico Rivera
  • Alex Padilla, Councilman for the city of Inglewood and past president of the Hispanic American Police Command Officers.

Individuos (159)

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  • Judge Sean Coen
  • Justice Steve Suzukawa Court of Appeal Fourth Appellate District (retired)
  • Judge George Bird
  • Judge Raul Sahagun
  • Judge Daniel Lowenthal
  • James E. Siverstein, Attorney at Law
  • Judge Howard Hom
  • Judge Lance P. Jensen
  • Judge David Brougham
  • Judge Greg Roman
  • Judge Kelvin Filer
  • Judge Charles Clay
  • Judge Michael Cowell
  • Judge Laura Walton Everett
  • Judge Yvonne Sanchez
  • Judge Andrea Davalos
  • Judge Joan Chrostek
  • Judge Phil Soto
  • Judge Ann Park
  • Judge Patrick Meyers
  • Judge Kristin Escalante
  • Judge Olivia Rosales
  • Judge John Torribio
  • Judge Cathryn Brougham
  • Judge Ricardo Ocampo
  • Judge Efrain Aceves
  • Judge Roger Ito
  • Judge Robert Higa
  • Judge Benny Ororio
  • Judge Andrew Kim
  • Judge Laura Laesecke
  • Judge Joseph Porras
  • Judge Ana Luna
  • Stephan A. DeSales
  • Judge Daniel Ramirez
  • Judge Connie Quinoes
  • Judge Carol Najera
  • Judge Lilian Vega Jacobs
  • Judge Eleanor Hunter
  • Jeffrey R. Salberg, Attorney at Law
  • Jeffrey O. LeBeau, Attorney at Law
  • Stephen P. Peacock, Attorney at Law
  • Charles Windon III, Attorney at Law
  • Tim Nilan, Attorney at Law
  • Carly Mashburn, Attorney at Law
  • Gabriel J. Zaragoza, Attorney at Law
  • Debra Montoya-Canales, Prosecutor
  • Mark DeSabbatino, Attorney at Law
  • Cynthia J. Barnes, Prosecutor
  • Jimmy Cha, Attorney at Law
  • Barry Hammond, Attorney at Law
  • Richard Pagliari, Attorney at Law
  • Floyd E. Aragon, Attorney at Law
  • Bruce Schwartz, Attorney at Law
  • Cosmo A. Taormina, Attorney at Law
  • Cris T. Mercurio, Attorney at Law
  • Javier Ramirez, Attorney at Law
  • Araceli Otero, Prosecutor
  • Alexander Karkanen, Prosecutor
  • Mackenzie Brown, Prosecutor
  • David Canty, Attorney at Law
  • Sarika Kim, Prosecutor
  • Robert Jacobs, Attorney at Law
  • Nicholos Swertlow. Prosecutor
  • Theodore J. Batsakis, Attorney at Law
  • Nicholas Liddy, Prosecutor
  • John Chang, Prosecutor
  • John Courtney, Attorney at Law
  • Michael Enomoto, Prosecutor
  • Michael Heimbold, Attorney at Law
  • Jessica Bowlin, Prosecutor
  • Simon Aval, Attorney at Law
  • Jose Arias, Prosecutor
  • Mathew Horeczko, Attorney at Law
  • Mary Suzukawa, Prosecutor (retired)
  • Mark Bledstein, Attorney at Law
  • Jack Whitaker, Attorney at Law
  • Kirk Newkirk, Prosecutor (retired)
  • Andy Miri, Defense Attorney
  • Michael Gargiulo, Prosecutor
  • Bruce Karey, Attorney at Law
  • Frank Dunnick, Prosecutor
  • Michelle Dodd, Prosecutor
  • Melissa Avola, Prosecutor
  • Johan El-Farro
  • Jennifer McDonald, Prosecutor
  • Nan Whitfield, Attorney at Law
  • Lisa Coen, Prosecutor
  • Kwang Ma, Attorney at Law
  • Greg Cernok, Prosecutor
  • Anthony Arzili, Attorney at Law
  • David Traum, Prosecutor (retired)
  • Amy Suehiro, Prosecutor
  • Tiffany Morales, Attorney at Law
  • Andrea Mader, Prosecutor
  • Harriett Hawkins, Attorney at Law
  • Paul Minnetian, Prosecutor
  • Jason Shyers, Attorney at Law
  • Amanda Luna, Prosecutor
  • Roger Shafer, Attorney at Law
  • Jose Gonzalez, Prosecutor
  • Marcus Huntley, Attorney at Law
  • Michael DeRose, Prosecutor
  • Jason Sanabria, Attorney at Law
  • Gilbert Wright, Prosecutor
  • Don Prigo, Attorney at Law
  • Eloise Phillips, Prosecutor
  • Mariela Torres, Prosecutor
  • Janet Wilson, Prosecutor
  • Dan Im, Attorney at Law
  • David Zipperian, Attorney at Law
  • Andy Stein, Attorney at Law
  • Scott Carbaugh, Prosecutor
  • John Colello, Prosecutor
  • Phil Glaviano, Prosecutor
  • Christopher Capestro, Attorney at Law
  • Robert Guaderrama, Attorney at Law
  • Todd Hicks, Prosecutor
  • Christopher Zwink, Attorney at Law
  • Jack Fuller, Attorney at Law
  • Joseph P. Escalante, Attorney at Law
  • Franco Baratta, Prosecutor
  • Michael Mallano, Prosecutor
  • Steve Schreiner, Prosecutor
  • Mario Trujillo, Prosecutor
  • Diana Martinez, Prosecutor
  • Lesley Klein, Prosecutor
  • Paul Nunez, Prosecutor
  • Paul Creamer, Attorney at Law
  • Brian McDonnell, Attorney at Law
  • May Mar, Attorney at Law
  • Vince Milone, Attorney at Law
  • Janine Frisco, Attorney at Law
  • Bryan Schroeder, Attorney at Law
  • Robert Villa, Prosecutor
  • Lana Kim, Prosecutor
  • Michael Balmer, Attorney at Law
  • Charles Frisco, Attorney at Law
  • Henry Salcido, Attorney at Law
  • Alva Lin, Prosecutor
  • Victor Rodriguez, Prosecutor
  • Karen Nishita, Prosecutor
  • Celina Porras, Prosecutor
  • Dara Williams, Prosecutor
  • Renee Chang, Prosecutor
  • Shelley Dominguez, Prosecutor
  • May Chung, Prosecutor
  • Maria Ramirez, Prosecutor
  • Commissioner Maria May J. Santos
  • Commissioner Daniel Gibbons
  • Commissioner Burt Barnett

Preguntas y Respuestas

Preguntas de League of Women Voters of Los Angeles County (3)

What criteria are most important for voters to use in evaluating judicial candidates?
Respuesta de Mary Ann Escalante:

The most important criteria to use in evaluating a judicial candidate is whether the candidate possess a high degree of integrity, sound judgment, knowledge, wisdom, solid decision making skills, efficiency, judicial temperament,  and the strong desire to be fair, impartial and to do the right thing in every case.  I possesss all of these qualities.  My core values of honesty, integrity, compassion, life events and vast courtroom experiece has prepared me well for the bench.

How can courts and judges better assure that all people have adequate access to legal help and the legal system?
Respuesta de Mary Ann Escalante:

The courts must make access to justice for the disenfranchised a priority.  Properly staffed self-help centers must be maintained in each courthouse so that people without adequate resources to hire attorneys can address their grievances in the civil courts so they can be on an even playing field with those who can afford representation.  

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?
Respuesta de Mary Ann Escalante:

There needs to be a balance between public safety and the rights of the accused.  Although destitute defendants can end up spending more time in custody than those defendants of means, abandoning the system may put victims in jeopardy.  The bail schedule is put in place to assure court attendance and for public safety.  Before bail should be modified, a hearing should be conducted to determine, by clear and convincing evidence, that the defendant is not a flight risk nor a danger to society.  If the answer to both of these questions are negative, the bail should be modified accordingly. Otherwise, the bail schedule should be followed.

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

Judicial races are non-partisan races.  As a judicial candidate, I am not allowed to express my personal views pursuant to Califiornia Code of Judicial Ethics Canon 5B(1)(a).  As a judge, I will always follow the law and apply it to the facts before me.  I will not make policy or legislate from the bench.  

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Mary Ann Escalante is very well qualified to be a judge.

Summary

Mary Ann Escalante's 30 years of legal experience in the District Attorneys Office has prepared her well for the bench.

Mary Ann Escalante is a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney.  She has been a prosecutor for over 30 years and has tried over 100 jury trials, including 34 murders.  Mary Ann worked in the elite Hardcore Gang Unit where she prosecuted numerous violent gang memebers for murder, attempted murder and assault.  She has extensive trial experience, obtaining justice for victims in over 100 jury trials in addition to the thousands of other cases she has prosecuted throughout her career.

Mary Ann served as a supervisor in both the Hardcore Gang Unit and the Sexual Assault, Child molestation, and Domestic Violence Unit.  She has interviewed hundreds of victims of child molestation and rape to determine the appropriate charges to file.  She has tried sex cases including rape and kidnap.  She supervised lawyers, and ultimately approved all case dispositions.  She has also served as a calendar deputy handling the daily court calendar and preparing cases for trial. Currently, Mary Ann reviews hundreds of felony cases each month to determine the apporpriate resolutions.  She negotiates case settlements with defense attorneys and obtains restitution for victims and prepares cases for preliminary hearings. 

Mary Ann was born in Long Beach, California and obtained her law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.  She spends her free time with her husband and their two teenaged children.  Mary Ann is active in her community.  She and her son are founding members of the National League of Young Men (NLYM), South Coast Chapter.  Mary Ann and her daughter are involved in the National Charity League (NCL).  In both organizations they volunteer their time to support many local charities and philanthropies.  She and her daughter help raise money for college scholarships for under privileged high school girls by  working in the NCL  thrift shop.  They donate babysitting hours for single mothers and mothers living in shelters for domestic abuse.  They donate to a local food bank by shopping, packaging and delivering food baskets to local families in need.  She and her son build and donate bikes to children in foster care,  assemble Christmas boxes for Operation Christmas Child, to be shipped as gifts to children living in  third world countries.  They also support  Homes for our Troops.

Mary Ann wants to serve the community as a Superior Court Judge because she has the experience, temperament and qualities to be an excellent bench officer.  She has been an active participant in the courtroom for thirty years.  She knows how to resolve cases, she is able to look at evidence without bias or conjecture.  She has observed the criteria and thought process the court uses in making tough decisions.  She has learned over the years what qualities and characteristics are required to make and excellent jurist:  the highest degree of integrity, knowledge, wisdom, solid decision making skills, sound judgment, efficiency, and the strong desire to be fair, impartial and to do the right thing in every case. Mary Ann possess all of these qualities.  Her core values of honesty, integrity, life experience sets her apart.  She has earned the respect of the bench officers, defense attorneys and colleagues.  She will be a great asset to to the  bench.  This is evidenced by the fact she is endorsed by the Honorable Daniel J Buckley, Presiding Judge of the LA Superior Court and the Honorable Kevin C Brazile, Assistant Presiding Judge of the LA Superior Court.  You can be confident when you cast your vote for Mary Ann Escalante for Judge of the LA County Superior Court, seat 20.

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