The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) is actively recruiting and calling on members of the community to serve as Election Workers for the June Primary Election. 

The RR/CC is specifically recruiting in the following communities and areas:

Agoura Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Sun Valley, Calabasas, North Hollywood, Torrance, Canoga Park, Pasadena, Valencia, Canyon Country, Rancho Palos Verdes, Venice, La Habra Heights, Santa Clarita, Wilmington and Woodland Hills.

Election Workers can earn up to $1,180 by working the full voting period and completing all training requirements. Those who would like to volunteer less time are welcome and will receive $100 for each day served with an additional $80 once training requirements are complete.

Election workers must be at 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen and registered voter or a Legal Permanent Resident, and must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

“I encourage community members who have had an interest in serving as Election Workers to apply,” said Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan. “The elections process belongs to the voters and is best served by partnerships with our community to ensure access and a positive experience.”

Apply to be an Election Worker today at LAVOTE.GOV or by calling (800) 815-2666, option 7.

The June primary feature candidates for the following races: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, California Controller, California Treasurer, California Attorney General, California Insurance Commissioner, State Board of Equalization – 3rd District, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Senate, CA Assembly – District 51, LA County Sheriff, Assessor, US Senate, County Supervisors, County judges and US Representative – District 36.

Voters may require help understanding the bizarre and confusing races for the United States Senate this year. 

When Kamala Harris resigned her U.S. Senate seat to become Vice President, Alex Padilla was appointed to fill the role. However, voters have the option to choose someone to take over the remainder of Harris’ term which expires on Jan. 3 2023. The top two vote-getters in the short-term race will advance to a November general election with the winner to be sworn in at the discretion of Congress to serve whatever is left of the term through Jan. 3.

This year, voters will also chose someone to serve as Senator for the new term starting Jan. 4. That race also has a primary election in June advancing to the November general. Current appointed Senator Padilla is listed on both races but the challengers in each race differ. 

Superior Court Judges

The Los Angeles County Bar Association provides ratings for candidates and as information is often lacking for these elections, those ratings have been included following candidate names. For more information on the Bar Association ratings, visit 

Office 3

Frank Amador, Attorney (Not Qualified)

Sherilyn Peace Garnett, Superior Court Judge (Exceptionally Well Qualified)

Tim Reuben, Attorney (Well Qualified)

Office 60

Abby Baron, Deputy District Attorney (Well Qualified)

Sharon Ransom, Deputy District Attorney (Well Qualified)

Anna Slotky Reitano, Deputy Public Defender (Qualified)

Mark Rosenfeld, Attorney at Law (Not Qualified)

Troy Slaten, Administrative Law Judge (Qualified)

Craig Sturm, Attorney at Law (Not Qualified)

Office 67

Fernanda Maria Barreto, Deputy District Attorney (Well Qualified)

Ryan Dibble, Deputy District Attorney (Well Qualified)

Elizabeth Lashley-Haynes, Deputy Public Defender (Qualified)

Office 70

Renee Yolande Chang, Deputy District Attorney (Well Qualified)

Randy Fudge, Assistant City Prosecutor (Not Qualified)

Holly L. Hancock, Deputy Public Defender (Qualified)

Eric Alfonso Torices, Attorney (Not Qualified)

Matthew Vodnoy, Attorney (Qualified)

Office 90

Leslie Gutierrez, Deputy District Attorney (Qualified)

Naser (Nas) Khoury, Attorney (Not Qualified)

Melissa Lyons, Deputy District Attorney (Well Qualified)

Kevin Thomas McGurk, Deputy Public Defender (Well Qualified)

Office 116

Hon. David B. Gelfound, Judge of the Superior Court (Exceptionally Well Qualified)

Lloyd E. Handler, Deputy Public Defender (Qualified)

Office 118

Melissa Hammond, Deputy District Attorney (Well Qualified)

Georgia Huerta, Deputy District Attorney (Well Qualified)

Keith Koyano, Deputy District Attorney (Well Qualified)

Klint McKay, Supervising Administrative Law Judge (Well Qualified)

Carolyn “Jiyoung” Park, Attorney (Not Qualified)

Shan Thever, Deputy County Counsel (Not Qualified)

Office 151

Thomas D. Allison, Attorney (Qualified)

Karen A. Brako, Deputy District Attorney (Qualified)

Patrick Hare, Deputy Public Defender (Well Qualified)

Richard Quiñones, Deputy District Attorney (Qualified)

Office 156

Hon. Carol Elswick, Superior Court Judge (Qualified)

Albert Robles, Attorney (Not Qualified)

Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall has a Masters Degree in International Journalism from City University in London and has been Editor-in-Chief of SMDP since 2014. Prior to working at SMDP he managed a chain of weekly papers...