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December 13, 1989
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday tentatively approved increasing the annual salary of Sheriff Sherman Block to $157,641 and Assessor John J. Lynch to $130,869, both 20% increases that will take effect in December, 1990. The pay raises--which are expected to receive final approval next week--were recommended by Chief Administrative Officer Richard B.
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October 31, 2013 | By David Colker
When attorney and Republican Party activist John J. Lynch ran for Los Angeles County tax assessor in 1986, he was shocked at the result - he won. "It was a surprise," said Lynch, and he wasn't the only one taken aback. Lynch, who had never run for elective office, was up against 11 other candidates, including two former state Assembly members - Gordon Hahn and Jim Keysor. Lynch spent only a few thousand dollars on the campaign, whereas Hahn spent $100,000 and Keysor $185,000. "I can't figure where John Lynch came from," Keysor said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1990
Los Angeles County Assessor John J. Lynch conceded defeat to a mid-level employee in his office Thursday, even though more than 100,000 absentee ballots remained to be counted in his race with political novice Kenneth P. Hahn. With all precincts counted, Hahn had collected 720,614 votes for assessor to Lynch's 678,194 or 51.51% to 48.8%. Lynch conceded in a prepared statement that the 42,000-vote margin was too much to make up. He congratulated Hahn.
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May 7, 1998 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Bar Assn., the most influential voice in the county's judicial elections, has found former county Assessor John Lynch, who is challenging a longtime judge, not qualified to serve on the bench. His opponent, Superior Court Judge Alexander H. Williams III, was rated well qualified after appealing the bar's earlier, lower ranking of qualified. The county bar's Judicial Evaluations Committee would not comment on its findings. Committee Chairman Gerald L.
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January 22, 1988
Los Angeles County Assessor John J. Lynch, who objected to a county audit of his department last year, said Thursday that he welcomed an accounting firm's review of his agency's operations. The grand jury, in a letter to the Board of Supervisors, had proposed that the accounting and consulting firm of Deloitte Haskins & Sells audit Lynch's office. The board, which must approve such a request, is expected to vote on the matter Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1986
The race for Los Angeles County assessor is between two men who lack qualifications for the job and have used campaign tactics that call the soundness of their judgment into question. Former state Assemblyman Jim Keysor lists himself on the ballot as a deputy assessor. In fact, he was named several weeks ago to a part-time, voluntary job in the assessor's office where he serves as an adviser to outgoing Assessor Alexander Pope.
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November 19, 1987 | KEVIN RODERICK, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County Assessor John J. Lynch, on the job less than a year, fired his chief deputy and former campaign manager Wednesday after a personality clash, sources at the county Hall of Administration said. The chief deputy, Jack MacLean, had guided Lynch's unusual rise to the assessor's office last year.
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July 10, 1990 | CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Failure of the assessor's office to fully implement recommendations made two years ago could cost Los Angeles County more than $9 million annually in lost interest, according to an audit report issued Monday. Conducted by the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young, the audit determined that the county could lose an estimated $9.1 million in annual net interest because of processing delays and problem billings, and an additional $2.
OPINION
February 28, 1988
As the first Los Angeles County assessor in recent history to risk navigating a politically perilous sea of property tax exemption which constantly erodes the shores of what is now only an island of local government revenue, I read your editorial "Taxing the Church Sanctuaries" (Feb. 15) with mixed emotions. I agree with your observation that the law contains, considering the current list of more than 75 exemption categories, "much to confound an assessor"--particularly since this freedom from taxation includes not only churches but bingo, wine and brandy, fraternal lodges and the personal property of insurance companies and banks.
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November 5, 1987 | VICTOR MERINA and ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles County Assessor John J. Lynch, who took office less than a year ago, was accused Wednesday of assaulting one of his employees and threatening to fire him during a heated dispute over the worker's union activities. Frank Dominguez, a 15-year employee of the assessor's office and a director of Local 660 of the Service Employees International Union, charged that Lynch "physically assaulted" him last month by angrily grabbing his arm during a confrontation at the Hall of Administration.
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April 10, 1998 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judicial race usually is a genteel affair, as exciting to watch as a game of croquet. But a Los Angeles County Superior Court contest between two colorful candidates, each carrying political baggage, could bring drama to an off-year election. For starters, there is nothing bland about Superior Court Judge Alexander H. Williams III, who acknowledges, "I'm not a potted plant."
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December 20, 1996 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two senior prosecutors who were outspoken supporters of election challenger John Lynch were told Thursday that Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti was assigning them to new jobs, transfers they bitterly alleged were retaliatory. Deputy Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley, who has headed the San Fernando branch office for four years, was assigned to head the welfare fraud division. "It's payback time," Cooley said. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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December 7, 1996
After a bruising campaign that has left his office sharply divided, Gil Garcetti was sworn in Friday for his second term as Los Angeles County district attorney. Garcetti, who narrowly defeated Deputy Dist. Atty. John Lynch, said in a speech delivered in the Board of Supervisors chambers that his top courtroom priority remains the vigorous prosecution of street crime. He said he also intends to pay special attention to cases involving gangs, domestic violence and the collection of child support.
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November 22, 1996 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sixteen days after voters went to the polls, Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti was pronounced the victor Thursday over challenger John Lynch, reelected by a margin of about 5,000 votes out of 2.2 million cast, election officials said. In a verdict that reflected the split in public opinion over whether the first-term incumbent was to blame for the failed prosecution of the O.J.
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November 21, 1996 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran Los Angeles political observers agreed Wednesday that Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti has almost surely emerged victorious in his hard-fought race for reelection against challenger John Lynch. They said Lynch would have to win an extraordinarily high percentage of the ballots yet to be counted in order to defeat the incumbent.
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November 12, 1996 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the bulk of absentee ballots counted, challenger John Lynch inched closer to Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti but Garcetti still holds a slim lead, election officials said Monday. As 85,546 more ballots were counted Monday afternoon, Lynch gained 2,117 votes on Garcetti, Registrar-Recorder Conny McCormack said. However, with nearly 2.2 million votes counted, Garcetti maintains a lead of 3,165 votes, McCormack said.
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November 4, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County voters will cast ballots Tuesday at polling places in automobile showrooms, beauty salons and even funeral parlors to select a county assessor and decide on a wide range of local issues and tax increases. In the lively assessor's race, incumbent John Lynch faces a strong challenge from Kenneth P. Hahn, a political newcomer who happens to have the same name as a popular Los Angeles politician. Hahn is no relation to veteran Supervisor Kenneth F. Hahn, who has endorsed Lynch.
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November 7, 1996 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With more than 2 million votes counted and incumbent Gil Garcetti clinging Wednesday to a slim lead over challenger John Lynch, the outcome of the rancorous race for district attorney hinged on about 190,000 absentee ballots--which won't be completely counted for at least a week. Garcetti, 55, held a 6,836-vote lead Wednesday over Lynch, 50, who heads the Norwalk branch of the district attorney's office. That figure included all ballots cast at polling places Tuesday, election officials said.
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