Senior OC homicide prosecutor Mike Murray has made no secret of his judicial ambitions. He started campaigning early, even without word of a definite seat. His banners have been spotted all over OC at some of the busiest intersections and freeway onramps. His latest coup was getting a big “Murray for Judge” banner up on Mike Harrah’s tall green fence on Main Street in Santa Ana that surrounds Harrah’s stalled “tallest building in OC” construction project. But Murray lucked out, as he filed for freshly open seat # 49 on Monday, given up for election by Judge Elaine Streger.
But two more seats opened up for election as well: Judge Gail Andler’s seat #3 and Judge Steven Perk’s seat #40. Not surprisingly several candidates have pulled papers entering the starting gate for both races. Continue reading