David Berger “… is the best choice.” – LA Times Endorsement.
Experience counts. Deputy District Attorney David Berger has 20 years experience as a criminal prosecutor trying cases of all types – from misdemeanors to murders. The Superior Court is not a place for ‘on the job’ training. Superior Court judges have to know how to conduct a jury trial; how to select a jury, how to question and cross examine witnesses, and when it is appropriate and lawful to allow a jury to learn about a criminal defendant’s past convictions. David Berger is the only candidate for Office 158 who has actual experience trying cases in court. That is the experience that counts.
In a career dedicated to public service David Berger has prosecuted hundreds of cases protecting public safety, victim’s rights, and the integrity of the criminal justice system. His experience earned him a Congressional recognition as “Crime Buster of the Year.”
Prosecution does not always mean prison. David Berger has served in the Alternate Sentencing Courts identifying non-violent criminals who are suitable for rehabilitation through Drug Court, Veterans Court, and Woman’s Re-Entry Court. Alternative sentences are not suitable for all defendants. It takes experience to know when an alternative sentence is a safe option. David Berger is the only candidate for Office 158 who has experience sentencing criminals.
Judges, law enforcement, and defense attorneys recognize David Berger’s experience as the best choice for Office 158. He has bi-partisan endorsements from current District Attorney Jackie Lacey and former District Attorney Steve Cooley.
David Berger is the third generation of a Los Angeles family, and the first generation to obtain a post-graduate degree. A Loyola Law School graduate, he still volunteers there by coaching trial advocacy students.
Experience counts, and David Berger’s experience was recognized by the Metropolitan New-Enterprise who said of Berger while endorsing him that he is “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.” The Los Angeles Times put it more simply “Berger is the best choice.”