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Los Angeles County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Seat 84

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Susan Jung Townsend

Criminal Fraud Prosecutor
1,608,759 votes (59.76%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Provide equal access to justice for all
  • Provide a fair opportunity to be heard
  • Exercise fairness, impartiality and balance in judical decisions



Profession:Criminal Fraud Prosecutor
Deputy District Attorney, Grade IV, LA County District Attorney's Office (1998–2016)


Loyola Law School Juris Doctor (J.D.) (1996)
UCLA Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English (1992)

Community Activities

Volunteer, Constitutional Rights Foundation (2010–2016)
Co-Founder, Korean Prosecutors Association (2010–2016)
Board Member, National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association (2014–2016)


  • I am a career public prosecutor with 18 years of service.
  • I have extensive legal experience with criminal fraud.
  • I am endorsed by 100 Superior Court judges, major labor unions, and law enforcement.
  • I will provide balance, fairness, and access to justice.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • 100 LA Superior Court Judges

Organizations (4)

  • American Federation of Labor (AFL-COPE)
  • Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL)
  • Association for LA Deputy Sherriffs (ALADS)
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA)

Elected Officials (1)

  • Jackie Lacey, the District Attorney for LA County

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 Susan Jung Townsend:

Depending on certain factors, I believe alternative non-jail sentences for non-violent offenders are viable sentencing options. A person's criminal history and safety to the community should be considered. Such options may include probationary supervision, electronic monitoring, and/or home detention.

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