Governor Newsom Releases 2019 Judicial Appointment Data


SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today released judicial applicant and appointee data from his first year in office.

The Governor appointed 16 judges in 2019 from a pool of 461 applicants. Sixty nine percent of the Governor’s judicial appointments were women, including Justice Teri L. Jackson, the first African-American woman justice in the history of the First District Court of Appeal.

**NOTE: Judge and Justice demographic data is collected by the Judicial Council of California and State Bar membership data is collected by the California State Bar, based on voluntary survey results. A more detailed breakdown of the demographic data collected by the Judicial Council and the State Bar can be found here and here.