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Friday, December 17, 2010


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Schwarzenegger Appoints 18 Superior Court Judges in 13 Counties


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday named superior court 18 judges around the state.

The governor appointed judges to the Alameda, Colusa, El Dorado, Fresno, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Sonoma and Yuba superior courts.

The governor named:

•Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Armando G. Cuellar Jr., 59, and Chief Deputy District Attorney Thomas C. Rogers, 59, to the Alameda Superior Court. Cuellar is a Democrat while Rogers is a Republican.

•Colusa attorney Elizabeth Ufkes Olivera, 59, to the Colusa Superior Court. Olivera is a Democrat.

•Department of Personnel Administration Deputy Chief Counsel Warren C. Stracener, 60, to the El Dorado Superior Court. Stracener is a Republican.

Fresno attorney Dennis A. Peterson, 60, to the Fresno Superior Court. Peterson is a Democrat.

•Orange Superior Court Commissioner Michael A. Leversen, 63, to the Orange Superior Court. Leversen is a Republican and became a commissioner in 1998.

Riverside County Deputy District Attorney Jacqueline C. Jackson, 41, to the Riverside Superior Court. Jackson was a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles from 1996 to 2006, and is a Republican.

•Public Employment Relations Board General Counsel Tami R. Bogert, 39; Sacramento Deputy District Attorney Curtis M. Fiorini, 42; and Schwarzenegger’s chief deputy legal affairs secretary, Christopher E. Krueger, 45, to the Sacramento Superior Court. Bogert and Fiorini are Republicans, while Krueger is a Democrat.

•San Bernardino County Deputy District Attorneys Dan Detienne, 46, and Richard V. Peel, 44, to the San Bernardino Superior Court. Both men are Republicans.

•San Diego Deputy District Attorney Michael S. Groch, 44, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven E. Stone of the Southern District of California, 39, to the San Diego Superior Court. Groch is a Democrat while Stone is a Republican.

San Francisco attorney Michael I. Begert, 47, to the San Francisco Superior Court. Begert is a Democrat.

•California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Chief of Staff Brett H. Morgan, 49, to the San Joaquin Superior Court. Morgan is a Republican.

Santa Rosa attorney Bradford J. DeMeo, 49, to the Sonoma Superior Court. DeMeo is a Republican.

•Marysville attorney Stephen W. Berrier, 54, to the Yuba Superior Court. Berrier is a Republican.

Compensation for each position is $178,789.


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