Superior Court counting is slow

Superior Court counting is slow

City News Service

Los Angeles County voters decided five Superior Court races at the polls Tuesday, but the ballot counting went slowly.

With less than 16 percent of the county’s precincts reporting, Pat Campbell was ahead of Mildred Escobedo in the Office 18 showdown by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent. Campbell is a deputy district attorney and Escobedo is a full-time Superior Court referee at the Airport Courthouse.

In the Office 29 race, Gustavo Gomez held a slight lead with 52 percent of the vote against Lori Jones in their bid to succeed Judge Richard C. Hubbell, who is retiring. Gomez is a deputy attorney general and Jones is a deputy district attorney.

Laura F. Priver held a 54 percent to 46 percent lead over John Gutierrez for Office 52. Priver has been a prosecutor for 19 years. Gutierrez is a workers’ compensation administrative law judge.

Superior Court Referee Daniel Zeke Zeidler, a former Redondo Beach school board member, held a 54 percent to 46 percent lead in the Office 53 race with David Lopez, a deputy district attorney.

In Office 69, the most contentious of the races, Donna Groman held a 52 percent to 48 percent edge over Judy Levey Meyer. Groman is a Superior Court commissioner and Meyer is a deputy district attorney.

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