Thursday, November 3, 2016

5 Days to Election Day - KPCC Presents "Meet the Judges"

Thank you to KPCC 89.3FM, and their morning show 'Take Two,' for giving their listeners a chance to "Meet the Judges."

Please CLICK HERE to hear me on KPCC telling listeners about my candidacy.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Ballot Statement Reaches Every Voter In LA County

Voters considering who to vote for when it comes to Judge of the Superior Court have little information to go on. In an effort to fully inform voters about the choice for Office 158, my campaign has secured a ballot statement in the Voter Guide. That means my message will reach every registered voter in the November 8, 2016 election.

This is what every voter will see:

It's a novel strategy, but with the Presidential Election resulting in at least 304,000 new voters in Los Angeles County, chances are new voters will read all the information available to them, and when it comes to Office No. 158, there is only one ballot statement. 


Thursday, September 29, 2016

LA County Police Chief's Association Endorses David Berger for Judge

Very proud, and deeply honored to announce that the Los Angeles County Police Chief's Association, representing the Police Chief Executives of the 45 independent cities in Los Angeles County, has endorsed David Berger for Judge of the Superior Court.

The Association focuses on advancing the science and art of police administration and crime prevention in Los Angeles County; coordinating the implementation of law enforcement efforts by local law enforcement leaders; and developing, teaching, and disseminating professional law enforcement practices. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

6 Weeks To the Eve of Election Day

They say that time flies when you are enjoying yourself, and this campaign has flown by. The polls will be open in 43 days, and the campaign is in good shape.

Media endorsements, a good ballot title, slate mailers, a ballot statement, and attractive yard signs all adds up to a robust campaign that connects with voters.

If you haven't already done so, please click on the 'Donate' page and help to ensure that my campaign has all the resources necessary to secure victory on Election Day. Please also remember to tell your family and friends to vote David Berger for Judge, Office No. 158.

Thank you.

David Berger
Candidate Superior Court Judge, Office No. 158


Saturday, September 10, 2016

LA Times Renews Endorsement Ahead of Runoff Election "Berger Is The Best Choice"

Friday, September 9, 2016, just 60 days to Election Day, the Los Angeles Times renewed their endorsement of David Berger for Judge of the Superior Court, Office No. 158.

The LA Times added my colleague and fellow Deputy District Attorney Efrain Aceves, candidate for Superior Court Office No. 42, to their previous endorsements for the November 8, 2016 election.

With Presidential politics dominating the election season, the LA Times endorsement is perhaps more critical then ever in helping voters make decisions about their choice for judge. In 5 words the LA Times says it all "Berger is the best choice."


Monday, August 1, 2016

After Victory in Primary, the Runoff Campaign Begins

When all the votes were counted after the June 7, 2016 Primary Election, David Berger earned a well deserved victory and a place in the November 8, 2016 Runoff election.

There were five candidates vying to replace retiring Judge Elden S. Fox in the primary election, so outright victory was never a possibility. The goal was to secure a place in the runoff by being one of the two top vote-getters, and that is exactly what happened. 

Of the original five candidates for Office No. 158, three were prosecutors which had the inevitable effect of splitting the vote for prosecutors.

Prosecutors have historically done well in Judicial elections, and the 2016 primary was no exception: The three prosecutors polled a combined total of 53.19% of the vote, and David Berger emerged as the clear top vote-getter of the group, 10 points ahead of his nearest rival.

In the primary, voters had a difficult choiceWhich of these three prosecutors should I vote for? The November 8, 2016 runoff will be a much clearer choice for voters as there will be only one prosecutor in the race for Office No. 158.

Experience matters. David Berger has 20 years experience handling, settling hundreds of cases, and trying those cases that could not be settled. That is why both the Metropolitan News-Enterprise and the LA Times endorsed David Berger for Judge with the Times saying "Berger is the best choice" and the Met News saying "One candidate in this race stands out: Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney David Berger. Composed, articulate, and knowledgeable, he would run a court in a steady and effective manner. Berger has a quick mind, and would render reasoned decisions without long pondering."

And so the Runoff campaign starts and will continue through to election day. The goal now is to let the voters know that in the race for Office No. 158, David Berger is only candidate who has experience trying cases in Superior Court, selecting jurors, examining and cross-examining witnesses, conducting evidentiary hearings, and presenting and arguing motions. Experience matters. That's the message that will resonate with voters.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Endorsements, Yard Signs, Slate Mailers, and Social Media. What it takes to win on Election Day

The June 7, 2016 Primary Election is two weeks and three days away. Thanks to the support of so many people my campaign has been able to afford a robust Yard Sign and Slate Mail effort. You have probably seen the yard signs and received the mailers.

Your support for my campaign has also been an important factor in securing valuable endorsements.

Without any doubt the endorsements of the Metropolitan News-Enterprise and the Los Angeles Times, together with the Los Angeles Professional Peace Officers Association and the Association of Deputy District Attorneys were all made possible because of the tremendous support that has been shown for my campaign.

That support has come from Elected Officials like District Attorney Jackie Lacey, former District Attorneys Steve Cooley and Robert Philibosian, a large number of Superior Court Judges and Commissioners, attorneys and people who have donated to my campaign.

Harder to measure, but increasingly important, is Social Media. My campaign FaceBook Page is the hub of this activity and the push is on to try to increase the number of 'likes' ahead of election day. Additionally, many people have cc'd me on chain emails to their friends making various recommendations for judicial candidates, as well as others on the ballot. The most encouraging thing here is that while many of the emails favor one party or another, they all agree on who is the best candidate for Judge of the Superior Court, Office No. 158; David Berger.

I am honored to have your support and look forward to an exciting election day!