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SGV Assemblyman Ed Chau appointed as LA Superior Court judge

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Assemblyman Ed Chau, D-Monterey Park, was one of three people appointed by the governor Monday to serve as Los Angeles County Superior Court judges.

Chau, 64, was elected to represent the 49th Assembly District in November 2012. The district includes Alhambra, Arcadia, El Monte, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Temple City and parts of Montebello and South El Monte.

He had a private law practice for nearly 20 years prior to his election, and also served on the Montebello Unified School District board. He earned his law degree at Southwestern University.

Chau will fill the position created by the retirement of Judge Robert J. Perry.

It was not immediately clear if Gov. Gavin Newsom would call a special election to replace Chau in the Assembly. Chau’s term ends next year.

Newsom on Monday also appointed two other people to serve as Los Angeles Superior Court judges — Deputy Public Defender Donald A. Buddle Jr., 42, of Santa Clarita; and Supervising Deputy Federal Public Defender Patricia A. Young, 42, of Los Angeles. Buddle will replace retired Judge Michael A. Tynan, while Young will replace retired Judge Ramona G. See. Buddle and Young are both Democrats.

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