Newsom appoints judges for Fresno and Kern County superior courts


California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to the press in the spin room after the sixth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by PBS NewsHour & Politico at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California on December 19, 2019. (Photo by AGUSTIN PAULLIER/AFP via Getty Images)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Governor Gavin Newsom recently appointed two judges in the Fresno County and the Kern County Superior Courts. 

Christie Canales Norris, 37 from Bakersfield, will serve as a judge in the Kern County Superior Court. Norris will replace Judge Lorna H. Brumfield after she retires.

Norris, a Democrat, has served as a senior attorney the Kern County Superior Court since 2018. Norris was also a Sole Practitioner from 2013 to 2020. Norris has a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Iowa College of Law.  

Charles J. Lee, 44, from Clovis, Calif., will serve as a judge in the Fresno County Superior Court. Lee will take Judge, Jane A. Cardoza’s place after she retires.

Lee, a Democrat, was the senior litigator in the Office of the Federal Public Defender, Eastern District of California since 2008 and has served many positions. She has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law. 

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