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Governor Gavin Newsom took the rare step of appointing a sitting California congressman to one of 12 judge posts on Monday, triggering a special election for the Los Angeles County seat. Judge Robert J. Perry of the Superior Court for Los Angeles County retires. Chau, 64, has represented the 49th District of the San Gabriel Valley since the 2012 election. He holds a law degree. of Southwest University Law School and was practicing independently from 1994 until being elected. 19% Republicans; and 32% have no party. It is the only legislative district where Asians make up the majority of the population, with 54 percent, according to the California Target Book, which tracks legislative elections. According to Target Book, Monterey Park has become a gateway city for Asian residents, and mostly Chinese immigrants have spread to other nearby cities. Union organizer Frank Torres applied to run for the seat in the hope that Chau would leave, according to Target Book. Fong has been endorsed by Chau, US Representative Judy Chu and former Representative Mike Eng, although a date for Chau’s resignation and therefore a special election has yet to be set. said representing the district “is a real honor and privilege.” Newsom’s office said it did not have a complete record of sitting legislators appointed to judge positions, but said Rep. William J. McVittie was appointed to the San Bernardino County Superior Court on at that moment. – Gov. Jerry Brown in 1980. only 14 of them in the last 70 years. And the last person before Chau and then-Sen. Larry Stirling in 1989 – appointed by Gov. George Deukmejian more than three decades ago, according to Vassar statistics, he appointed four legislators to the bench during his first two terms in the 1970s and 1980s. In addition to Chau, Newsom on Monday announced the appointment of 10 other Superior Court justices, including two more in Los Angeles County and two in Sacramento County. He also nominated Judge Laurie M. Earl, 60, Superior Court Judge for the County of Sacramento to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals to fill the vacancy left by retiring Judge M. Kathleen Butz. Her nomination requires confirmation by the Judicial Nominations Committee.

Governor Gavin Newsom took the rare step of appointing a sitting California lawmaker to one of 12 judge positions on Monday, triggering a special election for the Los Angeles County seat.

Representative Ed Chau, a Democrat from Monterey Park, will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry.

Chau, 64, has represented the 49th District of the San Gabriel Valley since his election in 2012. He holds a law degree from Southwest University Law School and has been independent since 1994 for until you get elected.

He will be removed from Congress in 2024 after representing a district in which 45% of voters are registered Democrats; 19% Republicans; and 32% don’t make partying a priority.

It is the only legislative district where Asians make up the majority of the population, with 54 percent, according to the California Target Book, which tracks legislative elections. According to Target Book, Monterey Park has become a gateway city for Asian residents, and mostly Chinese immigrants have spread to other nearby cities.

Los Angeles Community College District Commissioner and former congressional candidate Mike Fong, San Gabriel city councilor Jason Pu and International Employee Service organizer Frank Torres have applied to run with European expectations. will be gone, according to Target Book.

Fong has been endorsed by Chau, US Representative Judy Chu and former Representative Mike Eng, although a date for Chau’s resignation and therefore a special election has yet to be set.

Chau in a statement thanked Newsom, saying he will miss his legislative colleagues and said representing the district was “truly an honor and privilege.”

Newsom’s office said it did not have a complete record of sitting lawmakers appointed to judge positions, but said Rep. William J. McVittie had been appointed by Gov to the San Bernardino County Superior Court. . Jerry Brown in 1980.

However, California State Library legislative historian Alex Vassar said McVittie was among three lawmakers appointed to the bench shortly after the end of their terms.

According to his statistics, 37 incumbent MPs have resigned after being appointed to the post of judges, but only 14 of them in the past 70 years. And the last person before Chau and then-Sen. Larry Stirling in 1989 – appointed by Gov. George Deukmejian over three decades ago.

Brown appointed four legislators to the bench during his first two terms in office in the 1970s and 1980s, according to Vassar’s tally.

In addition to Chau, Newsom on Monday announced the appointment of 10 other Superior Court justices, including two more in Los Angeles County and two in Sacramento County. Single appointments to Alameda, Kings, Merced, Modoc, Nevada, and Tulare counties.

He also nominated Judge Laurie M. Earl, 60, of the Superior Court for the County of Sacramento, to the Third District Court of Appeals to fill the vacancy left by retired Judge M. Kathleen Butz.

Her nomination requires confirmation by the Judicial Nominations Committee.

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