In a new AOL Noisecreep interview, The Vandals guitarist bassist and lawyer Joe Escalante talks about his campaign to become a judge in Los Angeles County. He notes that part of his desire to get behind the bench is due to his own legal challenges:
I'm still smarting from a defending frivolous lawsuit for eight years so I want to effect change. I beat Fulbright & Jaworski and a giant media company that actually owns LexisNexis as well as Variety. They have 900 attorneys in their firm and I beat them in Federal Court, representing me, the band, the members and the record label. Whether I win or lose. I just want my campaign to make a difference. I do. I've watched too much corruption go on around me for too long and I really want to make a difference. When voters look at a ballot, they should know who they are voting for and I'm working hard so that they can get to know me. Once they do, I think they'll realize I deserve it.
Find the interview here.