Social media erupted this Friday over the prospect of tarnished Judge Scott Steiner’s anticipated re-election campaign.
Judge Steiner is the son of former OC Board of Supervisors Chairman and OCGOP shotcaller Bill Steiner. The judge ran aground on the Canons of Judicial Ethics for bedding down two women in his judicial chambers as well as some other ethical infractions. He was publicly censured by the Council of Judicial Performance, but not removed for his conduct, to the surprise and dismay of many in the OC legal community.
Apparently anticipating fallout from his misdeeds, Steiner has launched a re-election campaign early, to deter any potential challengers. Some observers think this may be a strategic blunder, alerting potential candidates that Steiner is in a panic. Word is several sitting judges are refusing Steiner’s endorsement request. Continue reading