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Oroville Mayoral Candidate Reacts After Arrest Record Comes to Light

An Oroville Mayoral Candidate's background is coming into question after a decades-old arrest record comes to light.

Posted: Sep 28, 2018 9:56 PM
Updated: Oct 24, 2018 4:11 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. - An Oroville Mayoral Candidate's background is coming into question after a decades-old arrest record comes to light.

Action News Now obtained documents showing Janet Boutelle Goodson with an arrest record from Dallas, TX.  

The Dallas County Sheriff's Department confirmed an arrest record of a woman with the same name and birthday as Goodson arrested at least half a dozen times in Dallas in the early 80s. 

The charges range from prostitution to theft to robbery. 

The Butte County Recorder's Office confirmed that the Janet Boutelle Dallas deputies arrested has the same birthday as the Janet Boutelle Goodson who's running for Oroville Mayor. 

After reaching out to Botelle, she provided a statement to Action News Now only.

Read the following statement below: 

"Life has a way of teaching us important lessons that we will use as we move through our lives. Some of these lessons come at a much greater price than others. As we have seen in the past few days on the national stage, some of these lessons are identified by others seeking to gain advantage over an individual.

As most of us realize, many of our most important lessons that guide us as adults are learned as a youth and as with everything else in life, our decisions always have consequences. I too have experienced some very painful but important lessons during my youth, as most of us have. For me, I made some very poor decisions as a very young adult while going through a very difficult time in my life. Moving ahead with my life, I have never allowed any of my past transgressions dictate my future. To do so would not have allowed me to pursue my passion of assisting others through my work with the California Judicial System working for the Departments of Justice and Corrections, the Board of Prison Terms and have recently been sworn in as a commissioner on the Juvenile Justice & Detention Board. As an outcome of my youth, I elected to involve myself into the betterment of all communities and make a difference in other people's lives.
It is my desire and intention to remove the split between the citizens of Oroville and their elected leaders as this does not lead to a healthy discussion of the issues facing our community.

Everybody is entitled to their feelings and opinions on all issues as life experiences affect how we view things. This does not make one person right and one person wrong. It is only through civil conversations, debate and compromise with those holding opposing views and coming to a consensus that makes our democracy work. The Oroville Spillway incident brought this community together and demonstrated the strength that we can have when this community works together. This is why we must all stop the mudslinging and accusations and join together to achieve the successes for this community that we all deserve. I decided to seek the office of Mayor to continue my efforts of helping the community and to work toward recreating a more prosperous and vibrant city of Oroville." 

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