Elizabeth Lashley-Haynes

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger


Elizabeth Lashley-Haynes received a B.A. in Sociology and African American Studies from Syracuse University and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She has been a Los Angeles County Deputy Public Defender since 2002 [6]. Lashley-Haynes is a Board Member for the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, a member of Public Defender Union Local 148, a Vestry Governing Board Member for All Saints Church, and a member of the California Public Defender’s Association [3]. She and her husband have two school-age children [1].

Key Issues


Lashley-Haynes supports the use of alternatives to incarceration such as rehabilitation programs [2]. She wants to improve and expand re-entry programs to provide mental health support, job coaching, training, and placement for formerly incarcerated individuals [1].

Criminal Justice

Lashley-Haynes supports the use of restorative justice in LA County courts [1].

Public Safety

Lashley-Haynes wants to increase access to addiction and mental health treatment, job assistance, and housing support [1].


Los Angeles County Democratic Party; Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley; National Womens Political Caucus; Culver City Democratic Club; MLK Democratic Club; Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains Club; Yes We Can Democratic Club; Americans For Democratic Action,Southern California; Stonewall Democratic Club; Santa Monica Democratic Club; Democrats for Neighborhood Action; Southern California Armenian Democrats; HHH Democratic Club; Democratic Alliance for Action of Santa Clarita; Foothill Community Democrats; Democrats of Pasadena Foothills; Santa Clarita Valley Democrats; International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 192; North Valley Democratic Club of Los Angeles; Black Los Angeles Young Democrats; Los Angeles County Public Defenders Union, Local 148; Glendale Democratic Club; West LA Democratic Club; San Gabriel Progressives; New Frontier Democratic Club; Korean American Democratic Committee; Arroyo Democratic Club; Judy Chu, U.S. Congress, 27th District; Anthony Portantino, CA State Senate, 25th District; Maria Elena Durazo, CA State Senate, 24th District; Ash Kalra, CA State Assembly, 27th District; Isaac Bryan, CA State Assembly, 54th District; Laura Friedman, CA State Assembly, 43rd District; Eunisses Hernandez, Los Angeles City Council member, Cofounder of La Defensa; Daniel Lee, Mayor of Culver City; Alex Fisch, Culver City Council member; Lindsay Horvath, West Hollywood Mayor; Konstantine Anthony, Burbank Vice Mayor; Mike Bonin, Los Angeles City Council member; Yasmine-Imani McMorrin, Culver City Council member; Al Austin, Long Beach City Council member; Ardashes Kassakhian, Mayor of Glendale; Ana Valencia, Norwalk Vice Mayor; Dr. Armond Aghakhanian, Burbank School Board Member; L. David Patterson, Mayor pro tem of Hawthorne; Ali Sajjad Taj, City of Artesia Council member; Frank Aurelio Yokoyama, City of Cerritos Council member; Scarlet Paralta, Montebello City Council member; Sasha Perez, Alhambra City Council member; Honorable Craig Richman, Los Angeles County, Superior Court Judge; Honorable Norm Shapiro, Los Angeles County, Superior Court Judge; Honorable Gustavo Sztraicher, Los Angeles County, Superior Court Judge; Honorable Enrique Monguia, Los Angeles County, Superior Court Judge; Ricardo D. Garcia, Los Angeles Public Defender*; Honorable Ronald Owen Kaye, Superior Court Judge; LA Sentinel; LA Watts Times; Ground Game, LA; La Defensa; Working Families Party; Progressive Asian Network for Action (PANA); The Future Left; Roofers and Waterproofers Union, Local 36; UNITE HERE, Local 11; People’s Action; LA Progressive; Action Cali; ACT Pasadena; California Federation of Interpreters, Local 39000; Luis Rodriguez, Former Los Angeles Poet Laureate, Founding Editor of Tia Chucha Press, CA Gubernatorial Candidate; Mia Yamamoto, Community Leader, Civil Rights Activist & Veteran; Susan Burton, Founder of A New Way of Life, a re-entry program for formerly incarcerated women, Community Leader & Activist; Victor Narro, UCLA Law School faculty member and expert on immigrant rights & labor issues; Jason Lyon, Pasadena City Council member; Kristina Wong, Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council Governing Board Member*, California Democratic Party Executive Board Member Assembly District 53; Maebe A. Girl, Silverlake Neighborhood Council At-Large Representative, 2022 Congressional Candidate, CA -30; Darrell Goode, NAACP Area Director; David Kim, 2022 Congressional CA-34 Candidate; Aura Vasquez, Former LA Department of Water and Power Commissioner; David Tokofsky, Former LAUSD Board Member; Morgan Walsh, Gender Nation Co-founder, Actor, Writer; Amy Brenneman, Actress, Writer, and Producer; Sunrise Movement LA; Adriana Cabrera, CA Democratic Assembly Delegate, 59th District; Ismael Parra, Southern California Chair, National Writer’s UnionMarissa Roy, President California Women’s List; Kristine E. Kwong, Pasadena Area Community College District Governing Board Member; Alton Wang, Pasadena Area Community College District Governing Board Member; Dr. Kelsey K Lino, Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Trustee; George Moyer, Deputy Public Defender*, 2022 Long Beach Prosecutor Candidate; Fatima Iqbal-Zubair, 2022 State Assembly Candidate District 65; Jamie York, Secretary of Reseda Neighborhood Coucil; Josh Nuni, California Democratic Party Executive Board Member Assembly District 52; Eric Brightwell, Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Governing Board Member


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