Almost exactly two years after being thrust into the national spotlight for sentencing Brock Turner to what many considered an unacceptably lenient sentence, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky ’84 M.A. ’85 will face the June 5 countywide vote that could remove him from the bench.
Following a petition that gained the requisite signatures needed to recall the judge, Santa Clara County voters will decide in the June primary whether to remove Persky from office, and, if he is indeed recalled, who should replace him for the remainder of his term, which would end in 2022.
Cindy Hendrickson ’87, an assistant district attorney, announced her intent to run for Persky’s seat in the spring of 2017. Angela Storey, the other candidate vying for the potential opening, is a San Jose civil attorney who entered the race once the recall was officially added to the ballot. [Read Full Article]