News Reports: Calif. County Sets Record as Home of First Transgender Judge in Country
Posted Nov 16, 2010 5:21 PM CST
By Martha Neil
A transgender candidate has now officially won election to a seat on California's superior court bench, apparently making Victoria Kolalkowski the first trial judge in the country to claim the sex-change distinction, according to the Oakland Tribune.
Championing the diversity that she would bring to a bench of largely white males, the 49-year-old administrative law judge won 50.98 percent of the vote for the Alameda County judge job. Her opponent, Deputy District Attorney John Creighton, is a seasoned county prosecutor who was supported by most of the county's judges. He won 47.98 percent.
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