Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Friday, September 26, 2003


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Governor Names Judges to San Francisco and Sutter Superior Courts


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Gray Davis yesterday named an assistant U.S. attorney to the San Francisco Superior Court and a deputy district attorney to the Sutter Superior Court.

Named to replace San Francisco Superior Court Judge Alfred Chiantelli, who retired, was Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne G. Ramos for the Northern District of California. Sutter Deputy District Attorney Brian R. Aronson will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Timothy Evans.

Ramos, 39, is a former attorney with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She also served as counsel for the U.S. Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee and in the Clinton Administration from 1993 to 1995, first in the Department of Education and then in the Vice Presidentís Office.

After working from 1995 to 1997 with the Washington firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, Ramos returned to California and joined the United States Attorneyís Office in San Diego. She transferred to the San Francisco office in 1999.

According to Judicial Appointments Secretary Burt Pines, Ramos will become the first Latina to serve on the San Francisco Superior Court.

She earned her undergraduate degree from the UC Berkeley, and her law degree at Yale.

Aronson, 47, has worked in the Sutter County District Attorneyís Office since 1989. He was a Yolo deputy public defender from 1987 to 1989, and an associate in the Sacramento law firm of Johnson and Hoffman, handling insurance defense matters, from 1986 to 1987.

He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Redlands and his law degree at McGeorge Law School.


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