Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed Rebecca Hardie of Moraga to a $179,000-a-year judgeship job in Contra Costa County Superior Court.
Here’s the information from the governor’s office on the appointment:
Hardie, 48, has been director and counsel for Pacific Gas and Electric Company since 2007. Previously, she worked for Pacific Gas and Electric Company as senior counsel from 2006 to 2007 and counsel from 2004 to 2006. Hardie served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice from 1996 to 2004 and a U.S. probation officer for the U.S. Probation Office from 1994 to 1996. Prior to that, she was an associate attorney for Pansky, Markle and Drapiewski from 1993 to 1994 and a deputy district attorney for the Marin County District Attorney’s Office from 1992 to 1993. Hardie earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University. She fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Terence L. Bruiniers to the First District Court of Appeal. Hardie is a Democrat.