William Y. Wood, who has served as a San Diego Superior Court commissioner since 2009, was appointed to a judgeship Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Wood, a 58-year-old Democrat, was a prosecutor in the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office from 1990 to 1998 and from 2001 to 2008, and was cross-designated as a special assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of California from 2003 to 2006. He served as a U.S. foreign service officer at the U.S. State Department from 1998 to 2000.
Wood fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Patricia Guerrero to the Court of Appeal. He will make $200,042 annually in his new job.
In all, Brown appointed 21 judges, including 10 in Los Angeles County.
–City News Service
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