Judge Strausser was appointed to the bench in 2005. He earned his bachelor's degree from Towson State University and his Law Degree from Drake University Law School. He also earned his Master's Degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Drake University. After graduating from Law School he served as an Assistant Clinton County Attorney from 1992 to 2005 and was First Assistant from 1999 until 2005. Judge Strausser is married and has one son.