Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association

Endorsements: Elected Officials

Geneviéve Jones-Wright for District Attorney

“Geneviéve Jones-Wright knows the strengths and weaknesses of the criminal justice system and will work for equal justice for ALL communities. Her advocacy skills, passion, and sense of fairness have garnered her a reputation as an exceptional attorney and community leader. Prosecutors can and should be an instrument for needed reforms, and Geneviéve will be a bridge between communities of color and law enforcement in an effort to heal San Diego County’s divides. The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association is proud to endorse Geneviéve Jones-Wright for District Attorney, and looks forward to working with her to create a legal system that recognizes the dignity of every resident of San Diego County.”

Please visit Ms. Jones-Wright’s campaign site to learn more.

 

Victor Torres for Superior Court Judge

After a thorough process of vetting multiple candidates, who sought EBGBA’s endorsement for their Superior Court Judge candidacy, our Board of Directors has voted to endorse Victor Torres. Below, are just a few of the reasons that our Board believes that Mr. Torres will make an excellent Judge:

He received an “Exceptionally Qualified” rating from the San Diego County Bar;
He has almost 30 years of trial experience in state and federal courts;
He is committed to fair and just treatment for all;
He has true integrity;
He exhibits great temperament; and
He can identify with the common citizen

Please visit Mr. Torres’s campaign site to learn more.

Monica Montgomery for the City of San Diego Fourth Council District

“The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association is proud to endorse the candidacy of Monica Montgomery for the City of San Diego Fourth Council District seat. In line with the tradition of our organization, Monica has been an advocate for African-American communities, working to provide a more fair system and better services to those in need. As a native of San Diego, Monica has first-hand knowledge of the needs of the community and will provide a strong voice on the city council for the residents of district four and the entire city. We look forward to her leadership at city hall.”

Please visit Ms. Montgomery’s campaign site to learn more.

Omar Passons for County Board of Supervisors: District 4

“The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association is proud to endorse the candidacy of Omar Passons, a San Diego native, for the Fourth District of the County Board of Supervisors. Omar has long served the needs of African Americans in San Diego County and provided leadership for all San Diegans. As a past President of this Bar Association, Omar has demonstrated consistent commitment to values of equality, diversity, and fostering opportunity. Omar is a skilled lawyer and a man of integrity and is the type of leader our region needs now more than ever.”

L. Marcel Stewart – President, Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association

Please visit Mr. Passon’s campaign site to learn more.

Endorsement Policy

Are you interested in receiving an endorsement from the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association for an elected office? The Earl B Gilliam Bar Association (“EBGBA”) will examine the qualifications and temperament of candidates for an “Elected Official” position, who seek EBGBA’s endorsement. The Association encourages qualified African and non-African American candidates to seek elected office. Endorsed candidates should reflect the diversity of the State of California, support the interests and goals of EBGBA, and demonstrate an ability to contribute to the San Diego legal community.

 

Please click here to download a copy of our endorsement policy for elected officials, which outlines the application process in more detail. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Association at ebgbassociation@gmail.com.

 

Endorsements: Board of Directors

Judy Bae for SDCBA Board of Directors

 

 

“Ms. Bae, who is the President of PALSD and very active in the San Diego legal community, would be an excellent addition to SDCBA’s Board due to her dedication to the community and clear commitment to diversity inclusion.”

L. Marcel Stewart’s – President, Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association

 

David Majchrzak for SDCBA Board of Directors

 

 

“Mr. Majchrzak is highly regarded for his legal acumen. Additionally, his active support of Habitat for Humanity demonstrates his commitment to underserved communities, which is consistent with EBGBA’s core mission. We look forward to working with him on SDCBA’s Board.”

L. Marcel Stewart – President, Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association

 

Endorsement Policy

Are you interested in receiving an endorsement from the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association for a Board of Directors position? The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association proudly encourages qualified African, African American, and non-African American, candidates who reflect the diversity of the State of California, support the interests and goals of EBGBA, and demonstrate an ability to contribute to the San Diego legal community, to seek the Board’s endorsement!

Please click here to download a copy of our endorsement policy for Board of Director elections, which outlines the application process in more detail. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Association at ebgbassociation@gmail.com.

 

Endorsements: Legislation

Senate Bill 1421

 

 

EBGBA has endorsed Senate Bill 1421 which will relax the current laws on the confidentiality of police officer records. In this regard, the bill will allow the release of sustained findings of police misconduct.

To review our endorsement letter, please see click here