Monday, July 28, 2014
Brown Taps Renner for Third District Court of Appeal
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Gov. Jerry Brown Friday said he would nominate his legal affairs secretary, Jonathan K. Renner, to the Third District Court of Appeal.
If confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments, he will go before the districtís voters in November, and if approved at that election, will serve a full 12-year term beginning in January. He would fill a vacancy that has existed since Tani Cantil-Sakauye was elevated to chief justice in 2011.
Renner, 44, has served as legal affairs secretary since 2011. Renner previously served under Brown at the Attorney Generalís Office, where he was a deputy attorney general from 2000 to 2006, supervising deputy attorney general from 2006 to 2009, and senior assistant attorney general from 2009 to 2010.
He was an associate attorney at Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann and Girard from 1998 to 2000 and at Porter, Scott, Weiberg and Delehant from 1997 to 1998. He earned a law degree from McGeorge School of Law and an undergraduate degree from UC Davis.
When considering Third District nominations, the Commission on Judicial Appointments consists of Cantil-Sakauye, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Third District Presiding Justice Vance W. Raye. Renner is a Democrat.
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