Governor appoints 2 San Diego judges

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gavelSAN DIEGO — Governor Jerry Brown Thursday announced the appointment of Pamela M. Parker and Michael D. Washington to judgeships in the San Diego Superior Court.

Parker, 56, has served as a senior appellate attorney at the 4th District Court of Appeal of San Diego since 2012. She was an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego Law School from 2010 to 2012 and at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2011.

Parker, a Democrat, earned a doctorate degree from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from State University of New York at Binghamton. The San Diego resident fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Luis Vargas.

Washington, 54, has served as a deputy public defender at the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office since 1994 and has been an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law since 2003.

The Temecula resident earned a doctorate degree from California Western School of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from San Diego State University. Washington, a Republican, fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge George W. Clarke.

Clarke died of cancer last November.

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