Melissa Hammond

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Hammond went to UCLA School of Law and interned at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in the Major Narcotics Division. After graduating, she worked at a law firm that primarily represented cities and other municipalities. Prior to her current position, she was a deputy public defender and civil litigator. She obtained an LL.M. from NYU School of Law, and started working with the District Attorney’s Office. She has 20 years of experience in the Los Angeles Superior Court and is currently a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles County [1] [2].

Key Issues

Public Safety

Hammond wants to serve and protect the public with energy and enthusiasm. She wishes to apply the law to everyone fairly and equally. Hammond also wants to make decisions compassionately, efficiently, and in a welcoming courtroom environment [2].

Transparency

Hammond wants to meet the public as much as possible and to provide transparency [2].

Endorsements

Los Angeles Times; LACBA; Hon. Efrain M. Aceves, LA Superior Court Judge;  Hon. Manuel A. Almada, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Maria Lucy Armendariz, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. David A. Berger, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Mitchell J. Block, LA Superior Court Comm. (Ret.); Hon. Keith H. Borjon, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Terry A. Bork, LA Superior Court Judge   Hon. Joseph A. Brandolino, LA Superior Court Judge Hon. Maria Cavaluzzi, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Emily J. Cole, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Alfred A. Coletta, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Shannon K. Cooley, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Andrew E. Cooper, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Daniel M. Crowley, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Troy Davis, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Gregory A. Dohi, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Miguel Espinoza, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Peter P. Espinoza, LA Superior Court Judge (Ret.); Hon. Daniel B. Feldstern, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Brad Miles Fox, LA Superior Court Comm.; Hon. Elden S. Fox, LA Superior Court Judge (Ret.); Hon. Christopher J. Frisco, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. David B. Gelfound, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Rene C. Gilbertson, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Richard M. Goul, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Martin E. Green, LA Superior Court Comm. (Ret.); Hon. Randolph M. Hammock, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Scott R. Herin, LA Superior Court Judge;  Hon. Chester H. Horn, Jr., LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Roger Ito, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Michael V. Jesic, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Mark A. Juhas, LA Superior Court Judg; Hon. Robert M. Kawahara, LA Superior Court Comm.; Hon. Kelly M. Kelley, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Lana S. Kim, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Shannon Knight, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Michael A. Latin, LA Superior Court Judge (Ret.); Hon. Gregory S. Lesser, LA Superior Court Comm.; Hon. Joel L. Lofton, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Jerry B. Marshak, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Alison S. Matsumoto, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Adan Montalban, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Daniel S. Murphy, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Lloyd M. Nash, LA Superior Court Judge (Ret.); Hon. Nancy L. Newman, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Lynn D. Olson, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Roy L. Paul, LA Superior Court Judge (Ret.); Hon. Joseph R. Porras, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. David K. Reinert, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Marsha N. Revel, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Alex Ricciardulli, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Tony L. Richardson, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Jonathan L. Rosenbloom, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Alan I. Rubin, LA Superior Court Comm. (Ret.); Hon. Thomas Rubinson, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. William L. Sadler, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Raul A. Sahagun, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Wendy Segall, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Norman J. Shapiro, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Kathryn A. Solorzano, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Douglas W. Sortino, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Richard A. Stone, LA Superior Court Judge (Ret.); Hon. David W. Stuart, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Linda L. Sun, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. David W. Swift, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Kenneth H. Taylor, LA Superior Court Comm.; Hon. John A. Torribio, LA Superior Court Judge (Ret.); Hon. Craig E. Veals, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Pamela Villanueva, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Mark E. Windham, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Scott A. Yang, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. David Yaroslavsky, LA Superior Court Judge; Hon. Daniel Zeke Zeidler, LA Superior Court Judge; Torrance Democratic Club; San Pedro Democratic Club; Beach Cities Democrats; Democrats for Israel; Avance L.A. Democratic Club; Foothill Community Democrats; New Frontier Democratic Club; Westside Activists; The Mexican American Bar Association; Crime Survivors PAC; I-Chinese American Political Action Committee (IAPAC); Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC); Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPD Union); Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association; El Segundo Police Officers’ Association    Gardena Police Officers’ Association; Manhattan Beach Police Officers’ Association; Palos Verdes Police Officers’ Association; Redondo Beach Police Officers’ Association; Los Angeles Association of Deputy District Attorneys;Ricardo Lara, Insurance Commissioner; Al Muratsuchi, Assemblymember; Jeffrey Prang, Assessor; Janice Hahn, Supervisor; Jeff Rosen, District Attorney; Bill Brand, Mayor; Mary Sue Maurer, Mayor; Ruth M. Low, Mayor; Henry Lo, Mayor; Micheal O’Leary, Mayor; Mike Feuer, City Attorney; Mike Webb, City Attorney; Paul Krekorian, Council Member; Laura Emdee, Council Member; Christian Horvath, Council Member;  Todd Loewenstein, Council Member; James R. Bozajian, Council Member; Peter Kraut, Council Member; Ali Sajjad Taj, Council Member; Nick Schultz, Council Member; Joseph Lyons, Council Member; Sirley Cuevas, Council Member; Tim Goodrich, Council Member; Harold C. Williams, Director; Scott Houston, Director; Nilo Vega Michelin, President of El Camino College Board of Trustees; Kenneth Brown, Vice-President of El Camino College Board of Trustees; David Witkin, Vice-President of Redondo Beach USD; Dan Elder, Redondo Beach USD Board; Dr. Anil Muhammed, Torrance USD Board Member; Robert B. Oliver, West Hollywood Public Safety Commissioner; Erick J. Matos, West Hollywood Business License Commissioner; Connie Sullivan, LACDP Central Committee Assembly District 66; Andrew Lachman, Democratic National Committee; Tony Costanzo, President of Italian American Lawyers Assn.; Nowland C. Hong, Founder and Past President of Southern California Chinese Lawyers Assn.; Sean Kneafsey, Past President of Irish American Bar Assn, LA Intellectual Property Law Assn.; Theresa J. Macallero, Past President of Italian American Lawyers Assn.; Michael P. O’Connor, Past President of Irish American Bar Assn.; Max N. Wellman, Past President, DTLA Bar Assn.; Lindsay G. Carlson, Esq., Director, Natl. Assn. of Woman Lawyers; Gary L. Barr, Past President of San Fernando Valley Bar Association; Shan K. Thever, Deputy County Counsel

Sources

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2 Melissa Hammond for Judge

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