The justice system must become
more and more part of the solution and
less and less part of the problem.

Member in good standing of the State Bar of CA; the only attorney accreditation agency in CA.  This is the "bar" one has to pass.
The LA County Bar Association (LACBA) is, despite its name, a private association with no accreditation or regulatory oversight authority. Worse, it is for very good reason alleged to discriminate against minorities including females.

Why you should vote for Myanna Dellinger

  • Very well qualified: Myanna has unique behind-the-scenes judicial experience: She worked on hundreds of civil, criminal, and administrative cases with and for judges for years, helping them achieve faster-than usual case processing times. She will step right into the role of being an efficient judge with broad experience.
  • Recent events have shown that in excessive force cases, prosecutors ("deputy district attorneys") may give too much deference to the police. Sometimes, they are not neutral when it comes to considering prosecuting officers for misconduct. The judiciary is a separate and neutral government branch under the U.S. Constitution. Let's add much needed diversity to the courts!
  • Myanna is not beholden to any special interests - we need new, fresh insight on the bench!
  • Myanna will be tough on convicted criminals when the situation calls for it.
  • This is a nonpartisan race! Myanna is, however, allowed to say that she is a registered Democrat with support from and endorsements by the largest Democratic and independent organizations in LA County.
  • An award-winning law professor (at a real university), Fulbright Scholar (climate change), and attorney, Myanna is running for judge because she believes that more diversity and critical thinking will add much needed value to the judicial system in LA County.
  • Diversity on the bench is key. Myanna would be a neutral judge of the facts and law in these and other cases.
  • Myanna enjoys meaningful support from a broad segment of society (see her endorsements).
  • Judges must be adept at interpreting legal materials: Myanna is an excellent legal researcher and writer: she has published more than 350,000 words in highly ranked journals and is a top 10% author on the global scientific network SSRN for the fourth year in a row.
  • Myanna has great people skills and is used to working professionally face to face with hundreds of people every week as a law professor in an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Myanna pays it forward: As a law professor, she has taught 1,400 attorneys how to practice law efficiently and ethically. She works pro bono on criminal, immigration and LGBT cases.
  • Myanna does not believe in negative campaigning or exclusionary speech and behavior! As a judge, she will continue to behave appropriately and respectfully towards all at all times as she has in this campaign. Ethics and courage matter.

Fiona Ma

California’s 34th State Treasurer
endorses Myanna Dellinger

Personal Values*

Honesty, calm and Kindness Matter

Myanna respects and appreciate others.  She does not believe in negative campaigning or other ways of lifting oneself up by tearing others down.  Ethics and courage matter.  More compassion, less hate!

Support our peers

Our Constitution guarantees everyone equal treatment. In reality, some people still face greater obstacles than others. The law is one tool to move closer to equal justice and less discrimination.  Myanna supports laws and Supreme Court precedent that level the playing field for all by considering the rights of some groups of people such as:

Racial minorities


LGBT people

Disabled veterans

Women, Guns, Hate, and Climate Change

Myanna believes in women's rights.
She also believes in climate change, which disproportionately affects people of color and the already poor (“environmental justice”).

She believes in gun violence prevention strategies
and other appropriate government regulation.

Hate crimes must be punished to the full extent of the law.

Modern sentencing practices should be examined when traditional sentences are counter-productive.

Violent predators and rapists must be sentenced appropriately.

Abuse of children and animals is not only reprehensible, but often leads to further crimes. That must be stopped in time.


Society also needs to urgently address problems relating to:

The homeless

Immigrants (the Constitution prohibits discrimination against anyone because of their national origin)

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You can rely on Myanna to come to a fair, just result under applicable law with her razor-sharp legal skills.

Myanna has the courage to do the right thing at all times. Having faced sometimes extreme amounts of adversity in her professional and personal life, she is unfazed by unduly negative voices, but of course always considers right and wrong.

More than 100 judges, government representatives, and researchers have cited to Myanna’s work. This demonstrates accuracy, reliability, and high quality.

She graduated as number one in her law school class from the University of Oregon School of Law, earning the honorary title Order of the Coif.

Myanna’s work ethic and personal stamina will help her serve our community for years.

Your judges should be able to read and write accurately every day. Myanna does that exceptionally well – see her resumé.


The bench needs more diversity. It should resemble LA demographics.  As a woman and first-generation immigrant, 

Myanna understands the unique challenges met by females and other minorities in today’s diverse society.

Myanna is the only female running for a seat on the bench which is approx. 65% male.
Myanna is a neutral law professor and could render fresh, high-quality input to the LA judiciary.

Justice Reform & Access to Justice

Many voices call for criminal justice reform. This may include taking a hard look at who we elect to be judges. Approx. 45% of the judges in LA come from prosecutorial backgrounds ("deputy district attorneys"). The bench needs diversity of life experiences besides the typical career prosecutor.

Other life experiences would add to the diversity of perspective on the bench. Neutrality and outside views are key.

As Myanna has never worked with police officers as a prosecutor (“district attorney”)
, she would weigh police officer testimony fairly.

Myanna will provide a critical, neutral voice and help work for access to justice.

Myanna will cooperate with law enforcement for better solutions in the future.

With high integrity, Myanna believes that the truth and facts matter.

There should be no policing without legal accountability – no one is above the law  (of course, not all police officers are bad). We need the police for some societal functions.

We need new models for public safety for all, especially minorities.

Myanna has the courage to do the right thing. She will not be a rubber stamp.


Select Endorsements

AFSCME District Council 36

Los Angeles-based AFSCME District Council 36 advocates, and if necessary, agitates, for workers’ rights and freedoms.

East Area Progressive Democrats

The largest Democratic club in the Los Angeles area endorses Myanna Dellinger


Hon. Ray Jurado

LA Superior Court Judge Jurado endorses Myanna Dellinger

Fiona Ma

California’s 34th State Treasurer endorses Myanna Dellinger

National Women's Political Caucus CA

NWPC CA endorses Myanna Dellinger

Sunrise Movement Los Angeles

Sunrise is a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.

Our Revolution, Los Angeles

Part of a national grassroots movement to prioritize the needs of people and our planet.

Los Angeles Sentinel

The Los Angeles Sentinel endorses Myanna Dellinger - see their 2020 Endorsement Slate


Hon. Debra Archuleta

LA Superior Court Judge Archuleta endorses Myanna Dellinger


Congress-woman Maxine Waters

The Congresswoman endorses Myanna Dellinger

Stonewall Young Democrats

Founded in 2004, Stonewall Young Democrats strive to give voice to LGBTQ youth and take action in a grassroots manner on matters of both local and national significance.

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*Note that judges to a very large extent do not create law; they interpret and apply it. Myanna will do so without bias and prejudice based on her extensive experience in the law and communications. She will follow precedent and all judicial and professional Canons of Ethics, professional rules of conduct and, of course, the U.S. and California Constitutions. This includes enforcing Roe v. Wade, which is the law of the land. The above viewpoints merely reflect Myanna’s personal views on select overall issues about which she is often asked to facilitate voters' choice even though she is “only” running for judge. Myanna is not giving her opinion on any particular case that may come before her.