Anna Slotky Reitano

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Anna Slotky Reitano received her undergraduate degree from Occidental College and her J.D. from the University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law. While in law school, she worked as an extern at Legal Services of Northern California, interned at the Screen Actor’s Guild, and clerked at the LA District Attorney’s office [2]. Reitano currently serves as an LA County Public Defender and primarily works on felony trials. She also has experience in Juvenile court representing solely children [1]. Before joining the Public Defender’s Office, she worked as an associate attorney for Green & Shinee, and as General Counsel. She is the Treasurer for the Public Defender’s Association and a Union Steward for Public Defender’s Union Local 148 [5].

Reitano previously worked as an actress, with credits including Home Alone, Home Alone 2, and the tv show The Torkelsons [10]. She is a wife and mother of two elementary school-aged children [8].

Key Issues

Criminal Justice

Reitano wants to prioritize integrity of courts, fairness of all parties, and ensure public safety. She wants to promote diversity on the bench, including diversifying the professional backgrounds of county judges. Reitano does not support judicial activism [1]. She supports an increased use of court-ordered diversions [4].

Mental Health

Reitano wants to implement alternatives to incarceration, including treatment, rehabilitation, and diversion, for individuals suffering from mental health issues [2]. 

Reproductive Rights

Reitano does not support the overturning of Roe v. Wade [3].


Anthony Portantino, California State Senator, District 25; Laura Friedman, California State Assembly, 43rd District; Lindsey Horvath, West Hollywood Council Member; Eunisses Hernandez, LA City Council Member-Elect, 1st District.; Yasmine-Imani McMorrin, Culver City Council Member; Isaac Bryan, California State Assembly, 54th District; Konstantine Anthony, Burbank Vice Mayor; Daniel Lee, Culver City Mayor; L. David Patterson, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Hawthorne; Al Austin II, Councilmember, Eighth District, Long Beach; Ali Sajjad Taj, Councilmember, City of Artesia; Mike Bonin, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 11th District; Ana Valencia, Vice Mayor, City of Norwalk; Dr. Armond Aghakhanian, Member of Burbank Unified School District Board of Education; Ash Kalra, 27th District Assembly Member; Alex Fisch, Culver City Council Member; Sasha Renée Pérez, Alhambra City Council; Frank Aurelio Yokoyama, Councilmember, City of Cerritos; Steve Gibson, Pasadena Area Community College District Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 3; Jason Lyon, Pasadena Planning Commission,  Pasadena City Council; Dr. Suzie Abajian, Glendale City Clerk; Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley; Black Los Angeles Young Democrats; Ground Game LA; La Defensa; Stonewall Democratic Club; The Future Left; Culver City Democratic Club; Burbank Democratic Club; Progressive Asian Network for Action; Sunrise Movement Los Angeles; San Gabriel Valley Progressives; Silver Echo Feliz Democracy Club; Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains; Working Families Party California; Yes We Can Democratic Club; Americans for Democratic Action; United Democrats of the San Gabriel Valley; Foothill Community Democrats; Hubert H. Humphrey Democratic Club; Democrats of Pasadena Foothills; People’s Action; Southern California Armenian Democrats; Santa Clarita Valley Democrats; Feel The Bern Democratic Club, San Fernando Valley; Run For Something; Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club; Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund; North Valley Democratic Club; Santa Monica Democratic Club; LA Forward Action; Los Angeles Sentinel; Roofers and Waterproofers Union, Local 36; Unite Here Local 11; Local 148; California Federation of Interpreters Local 39000; National Writers Union; Victor Narro-  UCLA Law Professor, Immigration and Labor Rights Expert; Ricardo Garcia –   Los Angeles County Public Defender; Justine Esack –  Los Angeles County Chief Deputy Public Defender; Mitchell Bruckner-   Los Angeles County Public Defender, Head Deputy; Kevin R. Johnson-    Dean, University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law; Jennifer Lorson –     Children’s Law Center of California; Nadim Karim, Ph.D.-  Court-approved forensic psychologist; J. Brandon Birath, Ph.D.,-  Neuropsychologist,  Court-approved expert, *  Health Sciences Lecturer at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; William J. Edwards- Attorney, Legal Expert in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), Lecturer, Author, and Instructor; Kathryn Kelly-  Former Los Angeles County Probation Officer, Retired Central District of California Probation Officer.  Currently a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Legal Issues Research Center Project Director, Seattle, WA.;Timothy Collister, Ph.D.- Court-approved Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychologist; Jose Colon- Retired Head Deputy, former Deputy in Charge at Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office; Honorable Joel Lofton; Honorable Valerie Salkin; Honorable Marion Gaston; Honorable Efrain M. Aceves; Franky Carrillo- President of the Los Angeles County Probation Oversight Commission*, Executive Board Member of the California Democratic Party*, and Criminal Justice advocate; George Moyer – 2022 Long Beach Prosecutor Candidate; Victor Frias – California Democratic Assembly Delegate, Assembly District 52; United Teachers Los Angeles, Chapter Chair; Cindi Duran, California Democratic Assembly Delegate, Assembly District 57; Jamie York, Secretary of Reseda Neighborhood Council; David Kim, 2022 Congressional Candidate CA-34; Fatima Iqbal-Zubair, 2022 State Assembly Candidate District 65; John Prieto, SUDCC, Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor; Gena White, CADC II, Certified Chemical Dependency Specialist; Josh Nuni, CA Dem Party Executive Board Member AD 52; Eric Brightwell, Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, Governing Board Member; Kristina Wong, Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council, Governing Board Member; California Democratic Party Executive Board Member, Assembly District 53; Susan Burton, A New Way of Life Founder; Darrell Goode, NAACP Area Director


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