Committment to Public Service

  • LA County Deputy District Attorney, 18+ years

  • Federal Probation Officer, 2 years

  • Publicly Elected School Board President, (Third term)

  • Bar Association Past President and active member for 14+ years

  • PIH Health Governing Board Member, 7+ years 

Courtroom Experience

  • Lead prosecutor in over 100 jury trials

  • Lead prosecutor in thousands of preliminary hearings

  • Currently active in courtroom hearings on a daily basis

Highly Educated

  • UCLA School of Law, 1997

  • UCLA Undergraduate, 1992

Welcome to my
Campaign Website

I have been a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney for over 18 years and have spent the vast majority of my career representing victims of Domestic Violence and Children Victims of Sexual Abuse. I am in a courtroom every day and well aware of what is required to be a successful judge. I have tried over 100 jury trials and have a reputation as a fair and compassionate attorney. I believe in being tough on those who prey on vulnerable victims while at the same time giving second chances and offering programs to drug users, first time and non-violent offenders. 

The Los Angeles County Bar has rated me “Well Qualified” while my opponent was rated “Not Qualified.”  I am endorsed by District Attorney Jackie Lacey and the Los Angeles Times who found me to be “CLEARLY the better of the two candidates” running for Office #42.

I am also the President of the Whittier City School District Board of Education, where I ensure that our students receive a quality education in a safe and nurturing environment.  My community involvement has earned me bipartisan support and the endorsement of Speaker Anthony Rendon, Supervisor Don Knabe, District Attorney Steve Cooley, The Mexican American Bar Association, several Democratic Clubs and Law Enforcement, including Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and LAPD Police Officers, numerous local elected officials and over 50 Judges.


Thank you for taking the time to learn more about my campaign and please make sure to return to my website as the election nears to get the latest information as we march to victory on November 8, 2016.




Efrain Matthew Aceves


Proudly endorsed by...

Honorable Jackie Lacey
Los Angeles County District Attorney

Anthony Rendon

California Speaker of the Assembly

Honorable Steve Cooley
Los Angeles County District Attorney

(2000 – 2012, Retired)

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