Facing Threat of Lawsuit, Judicial Candidate Warren Stracener Comes Clean on Record
After pressure from local political activist Chuck Holland to tell the truth, judicial candidate Warren Stracener has made significant changes on his recently released ballot statement, which was released for public review August 13 by the El Dorado County Elections Department.
Holland has had repeated contact through his lawyers with Stracener’s legal representatives’ over the past months encouraging Stracener to come clean and tell the truth about his record. Holland believes Stracener’s candidate statement misled voters in the June primary.
Stracener’s mistruths include three specific areas.
- Appearance before the United States Supreme Court.
- Appearance before the California Supreme Court.
- Overstating the number of cases heard in the juvenile courts.
Holland contacted the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC, in early July and received written correspondence confirming Stracener has never argued a case before that court. Further no appearances have been made at the California Supreme Court. Stracener has had his name attached to eight petitions for review, all subsequently denied at the review stage. In Stracener’s recently released ballot statement he states he “hears” juvenile cases, changing his gross overstatement from “I have handled thousands”….referring to juvenile cases.
Holland states: “It’s critically important that the voters receive truthful information about a candidates credentials, qualifications, and experience. He never appeared before either the United States Supreme Court or the California Supreme Court and shouldn’t be allowed to lie about it.”