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Judge Jim Hahn? That's what LA's former mayor is hoping *

May 27, 2008 |  4:41 pm

Our own David Zahniser has the news:

Former Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn, who lost his bid for a second term at City Hall in 2005,  may finally re-enter the public spotlight -- that is, if Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger decides to make him a Superior Court judge.

               Hahn said Tuesday that he had filled out the paperwork to put himself in the pool of candidates for a judicial appointment. And he confirmed that he has spoken twice to Schwarzenegger about his interest in being a judge -- most recently when he ran into the governor at the opening of the Americana at Brand shopping center in Glendale.

        "I realized I missed public service," said Hahn, 57, who lives in San Pedro.

Hahn lost his mayoral re-election bid to Antonio Villaraigosa in 2005. Before that, he served four terms as city attorney. Now Hahn works at a Century City mediation firm.

-Veronique de Turenne

*Updated: A previous version of this post misstated (yeah, I goofed) the date of Hahn's loss to Villaraigosa.

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