Out of the Assembly and onto the bench

Gov. Jerry Brown today named former Assemblywoman Alyson Huber to the Sacramento County Superior Court bench.

Alyson HuberHuber, 40, a Democrat from El Dorado Hills, served in the Assembly from 2008 through earlier this month, representing what had been the 10th Assembly District.

She was an associate at Bartko Zankel Tarrant and Miller from 2003 to 2008; an associate at Oppenheimer Wolff and Donnelly LLP from 2000 to 2003; and an associate at Phillips and Spallas LLP from 1999 to 2000.

Huber holds a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University. She fills the vacancy created by the conversion of a court commissioner position on March 19, 2012. Superior Court judges earn an annual salary of $178,789 – a hefty raise from the current Assembly salary of $90,526.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • RR, Senile Columnist

    Ain’t she cute?

  • Elwood

    And smart too!

  • John W

    Re: #2

    Good for her. Bailed out of the zoo known as the Assembly into a job where you get some respect (hopefully earned).

  • Elwood

    Hillary Clinton admitted to hospital with blood clot

    Associated Press
    Posted: 12/30/2012 05:03:18 PM PST

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted to hospital with blood clot following concussion.

  • John W

    Re: 34

    I’m sure that John Bolton and certain Fox Noise celebrities will double down on Bolton’s previous assertion that this is just a “diplomatic disease” to avoid testifying about Benghazi. Never mind that the doctors have described exactly where the clot, a complication from her make-believe fall and concussion, is located in her head, near her brain, and what they are doing to treat it. It’s all a vast left-wing conspiracy, doctors included. You know them, they’ll say anything.

  • Elwood

    You haven’t heard the latest theory, John.

    The clot may cause memory loss.

    Just the other day she asked “What’s a Benghazi?”

  • RR, Senile Columnist

    To most of you who post here, may the new year find your sanity restored.

  • Elwood

    And the same to you, RR!

  • John W

    Re: #6

    Why Elwood, everybody knows a Benghazi is a new model of firearm that the NRA says should be issued to every school teacher.

  • DanvilleDemocrat

    Future California Supreme Court nominee. . . .