For Immediate Release Contact: Martha Luege
February 11, 2014 949-874-4549
FORMER PRESIDING JUDGE OF ORANGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDICIAL CANDIDATE CARMEN LUEGE ENDORSED BY NANCY WIEBEN STOCK TO FILL HER SEAT
Two Other Former Presiding Judges Also Endorse Carmen Luege For Superior Court Judge
Honorable Thomas J. Borris and Honorable Kim G. Dunning
The Honorable Nancy Wieben Stock, former Presiding Judge of Orange County Court from 2006 to 2009 endorses Superior Court Commissioner Carmen Luege to fill her seat. After 24 years on the bench, Judge Stock announced she will be retiring. Luege was a former Federal Prosecutor for 17 years prior to being appointed Commissioner in 2009. “For the past four years Commissioner Carmen Luege has performed the duties of a judge with honor and integrity. She consistently demonstrates a commitment to serving the people of Orange County to the full extent of her abilities. I am certain she will make an outstanding judge,” said Judge Stock.
Honorable Thomas J. Borris, Presiding Judge from 2011 to 2013 and Honorable Kim G. Dunning Presiding Judge from 2009 to 2010 also endorse Luege.
“It is humbling to receive the endorsement of such prestigious members of the Orange County Superior Court. I am honored and grateful for their support,” said Commissioner Luege. “The former Presiding Judges are very respected and experienced judicial officers who know well the demands of the job and are aware of the challenges of being assigned to handle high volume calendars. Their confidence in my ability to perform the duties of a Superior Court Judge is overwhelmingly gratifying,” Luege added.
“Judge Stock’s endorsement means a great deal to me because she has been an excellent role model.”
Luege led investigations with FBI, DEA, and ICE agents as well as local police officers to prosecute drug traffickers and local gang leaders during her time as Federal Prosecutor. She received numerous awards from the FBI, DEA, FDA, IRS, and ICE. She was nominated in 2002 for the United States Attorney Director’s Award, the highest honor a federal prosecutor receives from the Attorney General.
She also brings to the bench seven years of civil litigation experience from O’Melveny & Myers.