On July 20, Gov. Edmund G. Brown announced the appointment of Timothy J. Hollenhorst to the vacant judgeship in the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside.

Hollenhorst, 41, of Riverside, has received an interim appointment for a judgeship. In June, he was elected to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge James A. Cox. This appointment allows him to immediately assume the position to which he was elected.

Hollenhorst has served as a deputy district attorney at the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office since 2004. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kansas School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Brown also appointed Commissioner Jennifer R. Gerard, 42, of Yorba Linda, to a second Riverside County Superior Court judgeship. Gerard is currently a commissioner at the Riverside County Superior Court since 2017. She has served as a deputy district attorney at the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office from 2003 to 2006, and as a practicing family law and criminal defense attorney from 2006 to 2017.

Gerard earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Western State University College of Law, and Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Chapman University.

She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Gloria C. Trask.

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