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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election

Los Angeles County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Seat 42

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E. Matthew Aceves

Child Molestation Prosecutor
441,357 votes (29.67%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Protecting our children and community
  • Treating everyone fairly, with dignity and respect
  • Apply the law equitably by treating everyone individually and without prejudice



Profession:Child Molestation Prosecutor
Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney (1997–current)
School Board President, Whittier City School District Board of Education — Elected position (2005–current)
Governing Board Member, PIH Health — Elected position (2007–current)


UCLA School of Law Juris Doctorate, Law (1997)
UCLA Bachelor of Arts, Sociology / Business Adminsitration Emphasis (1992)



  • Extensive Courtroom Experience and Lead Prosecutor in Hundreds of Criminal Cases

  • Assigned to Prosecute the Worst Child Molesters

  • Endorsed by Jackie Lacey, Steve Cooley and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon

  • UCLA School of Law Graduate

  • Bar Association President & Attorney Mentor

Mr. Aceves began his legal career at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in 1997. During his time as a criminal prosecutor, Mr. Aceves has garnered a stellar reputation amongst his peers, Superior Court Judges and opposing counsel. He is known for his intellect, thoroughness, fairness, and relentless pursuit of justice. He has tried over 100 jury trials ranging from Special Circumstances Murder, Gang Related Murder, Mayhem, Rape, Child Molestation, Carjacking, and Kidnapping.

Mr. Aceves has devoted the majority of his career as a prosecutor to fighting against crimes perpetrated against women and children. He is currently assigned to the Victim Impact Program (“VIP”), where he primarily handles the most serious of child molestation cases, as well as physical violence against women and children.

Mr. Aceves has also been lecturing and instructing judges and lawyers regarding the American system of justice and how to become more effective in the courtroom. He has used his vast trial experience to teach trial advocacy skills to prosecutors, attorneys, and law students.

Mr. Aceves currently serves as the President of the Whittier City School District Board of Education.  During his ten-year service on the board of education, he has helped transform the district by focusing on accountability and insisting on transparency.  Last year, the Whittier City School District received an award for being one of the most improved districts in the State of California.

Mr. Aceves also serves on the PIH Health System Board of Directors, an important regional health organization in Los Angeles County that serves the cities of Whittier, Norwalk, Santa Fe Spring, Pico Rivera, Montebello, Hacienda Heights, and La Mirada. In this capacity, Mr. Aceves ensures patients treated at the organization’s two hospitals and several clinics are provided with the highest quality medical care.


Mr. Aceves was the first Deputy District Attorney elected to serve as President of the Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County in 2007. During his ten-year tenure on the board, he was instrumental in establishing the association’s first international chapter and an annual legal fair that provides free legal advice to residents of Los Angeles County.  


Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • Association of Deputy District Attorneys
  • Over 50 Judges

Elected Officials (3)

  • District Attorneys Jackie Lacey, Steve Cooley (ret.) and Robert Philibosian (ret.)
  • Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon
  • Over 50 Judges

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