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Los Angeles County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Seat 84

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Javier Perez

Supervising Criminal Prosecutor
1,083,479 votes (40.24%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I will ensure that everyone receive a fair trial in court.
  • By being fair and balanced I will strive to increase the trust of the public in our judicial system.
  • I will manage the caseload efficiently while being fair to all the litigants in court.



Profession:Supervising Criminal Prosecutor
Deputy - In - Charge, Los Angeles district Attorney (1990–current)
Deputy District Attorney, Office of the District Attorney — Appointed position (1990–current)


UCLA Bachelor of Arts, History (current)
Whittier College of Law Juris Doctor, Law (1990)

Community Activities

Community Advisor, Hollenbeck Youth Center (2008–current)
Founding member, Latino Prosecutors Association (2003–current)



- Prosecutor for 25 years

- Supervisor of the East Los Angeles and then the West Covina Area office since April 19, 2010

- Established cooperative relationships with judges, law enforcement agencies, community leaders and defense attorneys to ensure justice


Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Congresswoman Judy Chu
  • Congresswoman Grace Napolitano
  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis

Organizations (4)

  • Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs
  • Association Of Deputy District Attorneys
  • California Narcotics Peace Officers Association
  • Mexican American Bar Association

Elected Officials (7)

  • District Attorney Jackie Lacey
  • Retired District Attorney Steve Cooley
  • Assmeblyman Michael Gipson
  • State Senator Isadore Hall
  • State Senator Ben Allen
  • State Senator Ricardo Lara
  • Former Mayor Richard Riordan

Individuals (1)

  • Retired Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky

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 Javier Perez:

An alternative to jail for non-violent crimes should always be considered first. Whether it is the best option depends on the crime, the level of sophistication and the defendant's record. I often authorize non-jail offers in my role as supervisor. Our office offers community labor and community service as alternatives. Justice doesn't necessarily mean jail.

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