Sydne is honored & humbled to be endorsed by numerous superior court judges, elected officials, prosecutors, and organizations.


Notable Endorsements, Sydne Jane Michel for Judge:

Significant Endorsements

Los Angeles Times

Metropolitan News-Enterprise (lawyers trade newspaper for Los Angeles county)

LA Progressive Voter Guide

Caree Harper, KJLH Producer for the Front Page with Host Dominique DiPrima,

Kathryn Barger, Los Angeles County Supervisor

Los Angeles African American Women Political Action Committee (LAAAWPAC)

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, District Council 36

SEIU 721: Southern California Public Service Workers - Service Employees International Union

Linda Reid, Vice President, Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

Tony Vazquez, Santa Monica Councilmember

Tim Goodrich, Torrance Councilmember

Jan Harnik, Palm Desert Councilwoman

Wendy Widlus

John C. Eastman, Chapman University Professor of Law

Tony Molino

Paul Wolcott, Corporate Security, West Coast Operations, Turner Broadcasting System

Honorable Rudy Svorinich, Jr, President Pro Tempore of the Los Angeles City Council (ret.)

Shannon Thomas-Allen, Lennox School Board Member

Mexican American Bar Association Political Action Committee

Italian American Lawyers Association

Mexican American Bar Association 

Bob Huff, Senator (ret.)

Eric Perrodin, Former Mayor of Compton

Law Enforcement Endorsements

Los Angeles Police Protective League

Sergeant, Paul Ribitzki

Redondo Beach Police Officers' Association

Redondo Beach Police Detective, Delvin Delery

Redondo Beach Police Detective, Clinton Daniel

Redondo Beach Police Detective, Luis Velez

Redondo Beach Police Detective, Michael Green

Detective Vincent Dileva

Detective Joshua Droz

Lieutenant Shawn Freeman, Redondo Beach Police Department

Hermosa Beach Police Officers' Association

Torrance Police Officers' Association

Gardena Police Officers' Association

El Segundo Police Officers' Association

Long Beach Police Offices’ Association

Redondo Beach Police Chief Keith Kauffman

California Peace Officers' Association (CPOA)

Judicial Endorsements

Honorable Kevin C. Brazil, Assistant Presiding Judge Los Angeles Superior Court (Incoming 2019 Presiding Judge

Honorable Eleanor Hunter

Honorable Ricardo R. Ocampo

Honorable Jesse Rodriguez

Honorable Michael A. Latin (Ret.)

Honorable John David Lord

Honorable Susan Jung Townsend

Honorable Roy L. Paul (Ret.)

Honorable Tony L. Richardson

Honorable Mark Arnold

Honorable Judge Amy Carter

Honorable Judge Carol Najera

Honorable Thomas Griego

Honorable Debra A. Cole

Honorable Karla D. Kerlin

Honorable Katherine Mader

Honorable David Sotelo

Honorable Steven Van Sicklen (Ret.)

Honorable Lori Ann Fournier

Honorable Timothy Martella (Commissioner)

Honorable Maria May Santos (Commissioner)

Honorable Randolph Hammock

Honorable Benny Osorio

Honorable Gustavo Sztraicher

Judge-Elect Rene Gilbertson

Judge-Elect Troy Davis

Judge-Elect Wendy Segall

Prosecutor Endorsements

Association of Deputy District Attorneys

Honorable Steve Cooley, Former District Attorney for Los Angeles County

Doug Haubert, City Prosecutor, City of Long Beach

Steve Kay, Former Head Deputy Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office

Mike Webb, Redondo Beach City Attorney

Melanie Chavira, Redondo Beach City Prosecutor

David Berger, Deputy District Attorney 

Anastasia Papadakis

Joy Abaquin

Lisa Didak

Defense Attorney Endorsements

Criminal Justice Attorney, Greg Hill

Robert Ernenwein

Bruce McGregor

J. Patrick Carey

Stephen Sitkoff

Robin D. Perry

Robert D. Ciaccio

Aaron Michael Steinberg

Stephen Peacock

Nicole Newman

Michael Norris

Mark Haushalter

Aaron Michael Steinberg

Floyd Aragon

William Bartz


"Michel is a seasoned Redondo Beach prosecutor who has the presence to command a courtroom while still respecting the lawyers appearing before her. She is a better choice than [the other two candidates for judicial office No. 16] L.A. Deputy City Atty. Patricia "Patti" Hunter or L.A. Deputy Dist. Atty. Hubert S. Yun."

- Los Angeles Times, Judicial Endorsements, May 12, 2018

Sydne Michel will be a true asset to the bench. Based upon her extensive experience as a civil attorney and prosecutor,
I am proud to endorse her and to give her my vote.
— Hon. Steve Cooley, Former District Attorney for Los Angeles County
Redondo Beach Senior Deputy Prosector Sydne Jane Michel stands out in this race. Intelligent, poised, and straight-to-the-point, she would excel as a judge.
— Metropolitan News - Enterprise, Los Angeles
Sydne Jane Michel respects the rule of law and the constitution, and understands the need to be fair but tough on violent criminals.
She will help keep our streets safer.
— Los Angeles Police Protective League
Sydne is one of the brightest attorneys that I have ever worked with. She is an excellent trial lawyer and a fabulous writer. I have been Sydne’s supervisor both in the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office and at the Redondo Beach City Prosecutor’s Office. She is a tireless worker and loves to work on difficult cases. She also quickly solves difficult legal issues.
I contacted (Sydne) to ask for help on a case she had prosecuted. Although a complete stranger, she went above and beyond to help me. The information she supplied was detailed, and exactly what I needed. Although she had a large caseload, she checked back to ensure I had what I needed. I was, and am, very impressed with her legal and strategic insight.
— Wendy Widlus