News

This page contains links to news regarding the campaign to elect David Berger as Judge of the Superior Court. For links to news about the cases I have prosecuted, please go to the "Cases" page.

Los Angeles Metropolitan News-Enterprise Endorses David Berger for Judge
May 16, 2018


Today I was delighted to learn that I had received the endorsement of the Los Angeles Metropolitan News-Enterprise - one of the leading legal daily newspapers, widely read in the legal community. I had hoped for their endorsement as they had endorsed me in 2016, but I did not take it as a given.

What I did not expect were these incredibly humbling words "The credentials of Deputy District Attorney David Berger overshadow [his opponent]. Berger’s qualities are such that he has the potential of becoming one of the court’s stellar members. He is even-tempered, highly articulate, and dignified. He grasps arguments quickly and knows the law, enabling him to decide matters without pondering."

Thank you Mr. Grace for your faith and trust. If I am fortunate enough to be elected Judge of the Superior Court, Office No. 71, I will do my best to live up to your expectations.

Los Angeles Times Endorses David Berger for Judge
May 12, 2018

I am very proud and honored to be endorsed by the Los Angeles Times in my race for Judge of the Superior Court, Office No. 71. Supporters will recall that in 2016 I was also endorsed by the LA Times, and I am certain that the Times endorsement contributed greatly to my garnering 1.3M votes and brought me just 3% short of victory. 2018 is a different election with a different opponent, but the Times' faith in my candidacy remains a constant, and I believe will tip the balance in my favor in the June 5, 2018 election.

"This is the second time Deputy Dist. Atty. Berger has run for judge, and the second time he wins The Times' endorsement for his impressive record as a trial lawyer. Outside the courtroom, he has a reputation for sharp-witted candor and a sometimes supercilious attitude, which he displayed as a candidate for Los Angeles city attorney and later on a website that critiqued various candidates and commented on news events. None of that gives us pause. In the courtroom, he has demonstrated himself to be a professional if somewhat tough criminal prosecutor …  we recommend Berger."

My thanks to the LA Times Editorial Board for their thorough research and balanced reasoning in once again saying "Berger is the Best Choice."

Police Chiefs' Association Endorses David Berger for Judge
May 1, 2018

I am delighted to announce that I have received the endorsement of the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association.


The Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association (LACPCA) is a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation consisting of the Police Chief Executives of the 45 independent cities in Los Angeles County. 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.

Los Angeles Police Protective League Endorses David Berger for Judge
April 27, 2018

I am truly honored and deeply appreciative of receiving the exclusive endorsement of the Los Angeles Police Protective League in support of my campaign for Judge of the Superior Court, Office No. 71.


The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) was formed in 1923 and today represents more than 9,900 dedicated and professional sworn members of the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPPL serves to advance the interests of LAPD officers through legislative and legal advocacy, political action and education

Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs Endorses David Berger for Judge
April 24, 2018

I am very proud and honored to announce that the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs has exclusively endorsed me for Judge of the Superior Court, Office No. 71.


ALADS, the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, represents more than 7,900 sworn law enforcement officers, making it the largest association of deputy sheriffs and district attorney investigators in the United States.

Hon. John J. Duran, Mayor of West Hollywood, Endorses David Berger for Judge
April 14, 2018

I am delighted to announce that John J. Duran, Esq., Mayor pro tempore of the City of West Hollywood, has endorsed my candidacy for Judge of the Superior Court, Office No. 71.


I offer my deep thanks and sincere appreciation for Mayor Duran's endorsement.


The Hon. Judge Stephanie Saunter Endorses David Berger for Judge
April 14, 2018

Good things happen when you least expect it. By sheer chance I met Judge Stephanie Saunter (ret) while she was sitting on assignment  at the Airport Courthouse. We struck up a conversation and I was delighted to hear that not only was she aware of my candidacy, but she wholeheartedly endorsed it.

Judge Saunter is something of a legend and trailblazer at the Airport Courthouse where she was the Presiding Judge before her retirement in 2013. Judge Saunter was a NYPD Detective before ‘going west’ and studying law at Whittier College of Law. She passed the bar and her first job was working as a researcher for “People’s Court” a popular tv show where she worked with Harvey Levin, a Professor at Whittier. Yes, the Harvey Levin of TMZ fame. In 1984, she was hired as a Deputy City Attorney and headed the Slum Housing Taskforce where she attracted national media attention by requiring a Beverly Hills doctor to live in one of his slums. In 1992, she ran for election as judge, motivated in part by the fact that one of her opponents had opposed enforcement of slumlord probation conditions, and in part by then Governor Pete Wilson’s veto of anti-sexual orientation discrimination legislation. Judge Saunter’s election victory made her the county’s first openly lesbian judge.

I value Judge Saunter’s endorsement highly and am immensely proud to have received it. To read more about Judge Saunter’s career, please CLICK HERE to read the article published by the Metropolitan News-Enterprise on her retirement.


Latino Prosecutors Association Endorses David Berger for Judge, Office No. 71
April 12, 2018

Very proud and deeply honored to announce that the Latino Prosecutors Association has endorsed me for Judge of the Superior Court, Office No. 71.


Many thanks to LPA President Richard Ceballos and all LPA members for their vote of support.


Metropolitan News-Entrprise Profiles for Office No.71
March 27, 2018

"Deputy District Attorney David Berger is pitted against former criminal defense attorney ..."
Read the full article here:
http://www.metnews.com/articles/2018/judielec032718.htm

Los Angeles Times Endorses David Berger for Judge of the Superior Court "Berger is the best choice."
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-judicial-endorsements-20160428-story.html

Metropolitan News-Enterprise Endorses David Berger for Judge of the Superior Court "One candidate in this race stands out: Deputy District Attorney David Berger"
http://www.metnews.com/articles/2016/editorial042216a.htm

Deputy District Attorney David Berger to run for Judge.
http://www.metnews.com/articles/2015/berg012715.htm