Thursday, March 15, 2018

Fundraiser for David Berger for Judge in Beverly Hills

My deepest thanks and gratitude to Amanda Gamer for hosting a fundraiser for my campaign on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at private residence in Beverly Hills where cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

If you wish to attend to support my campaign, please RSVP to

Fundraiser for David Berger for Judge - Drago Ristorante at the Petersen Museum

Celestino Drago has kindly offered to co-host a fundraiser for my campaign at Drago Ristorante at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 6-8pm, together with co-hosts former Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, and Ricky Miller, CEO of Carbonadi Vodka.

We hope you can join us to enjoy some excellent food, vodka, and company in the beautiful surroundings of the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Please RSVP to

L.A. County Professional Peace Officers Association Endorses David Berger for Judge

I am very proud and deeply honored to announce that the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association has endorsed my candidacy for Judge of the Superior Court, Office No. 71.

The PPOA represents more than 8,700 law enforcement professional in the County of Los Angeles and are dedicated to providing the best in public safety to the communities they serve.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Proud to Announce Endorsement from Steve Cooley, District Attorney for Los Angeles County (2000-2012)

I am very proud and deeply honored to announce that the Hon. Steve Cooley, District Attorney for Los Angeles County (2000-2012), has endorsed my 2018 candidacy for Judge of the Superior Court, Office No. 71, with these words: “Berger is very smart, principled, and sees the dynamics of complex situations. He is also courageous.

It was a privilege for me to serve as a Deputy District Attorney during Mr. Cooley's historic 3-terms as LA's District Attorney. I will never forget sitting in the assembly hall at the Hall of Administration where the Board of Supervisors usually sits. It was where our Saturday seminars where held. On a Saturday morning following Mr. Cooley's swearing in, he took a few moments to introduce himself to address us; the rank and file line deputies.

He started by introducing us to the members of his new administration, and spoke about some of his goals such as establishing the Public Integrity Division to investigate and prosecute corruption by elected officials, and the Justice System Division to similarly root out corruption in the legal profession. He spoke also of a policy to change the way that Third Strikes cases were to be treated so as to avoid unduly harsh sentences. These were exciting times.

But the one thing that stood out in my mind above all else, was what Mr. Cooley told us he expected of us; "Do the right thing." Those simple four words became my mantra as my career as a prosecutor progressed. It is a mantra I will take with me if I am fortunate enough to be elected Judge of the Superior Court.

So my thanks are not just to Mr. Cooley for his endorsement, but also to Mr. Cooley for being a great leader and inspiration.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

David Berger for Judge 2018 - Office No 71

This year the Judicial Elections are markedly different from 2016 when there were only 4 open seats (also known as 'Offices'). When the deadline for filing closed this year, there were 10 open seats.

An 'open seat' means a seat where a judge has decided to retire and vacate his or her seat to allow voters to decide on a successor. I had initially chosen Office 126, however, that soon filled up with 3 other candidates. Based on my 2016 experience, I decided to file my candidacy in Office 71 where I will face only one opponent.

This choice means that my campaign will be over on June 5, 2018, as where there are only 2 candidates, the candidate with more than 50% of the vote wins the election. In seats with more than 2 candidates (such as Office 126), the top 2 vote-getters continue campaigning until the November election.

My experience in 2016 tells me that my best chance of winning the election is in Office 71, and that with a little luck, and some hard campaigning, the voters will chose David Berger for Judge on June 5, 2018. I hope you agree and will spread the word to your friends and family: Vote David Berger for Judge, Office No. 71.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

David Berger for Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 126

Yesterday I took the first step in the long road to the June 5, 2018 Primary Election for Judge of the Superior Court by filing my Declaration of Intent to run for Office No. 126. 
I will use everything I learned from my 2016 campaign to turn that experience into a roadmap for success and a seat on the Los Angeles Superior Court. 
I am so very grateful for the supportive comments many of you sent to me in response to my announcement a couple of days ago, and I am hopeful that you will help me maintain that momentum by sharing this news with your friends and family, adding whatever words you feel appropriate to convince them to support my candidacy in the election.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Berger for Judge 2018

After much thought and I am pleased to say, much encouragement, I have decided to run again for Judge of the Superior Court. 

My 2016 campaign seems like a distant memory now, but it is worth remembering that I won the endorsement of the Los Angeles Times and the Metropolitan News-Enterprise, as well as many Judges, Lawyers, and Law Enforcement associations. When the final votes were counted, 1.3M voters chose me, and I lost by the smallest of margins - a mere 4%. 

With that in mind I believe 2018 is my year to fulfill my dream and continue my career in public service in the best way possible; as Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

I hope you will all again support me, and please share this news with your friends and family. 

The Primary Election will be on June 5, 2018, and I will be posting news here and on my Campaign Facebook Page in the weeks to come.