Gov. Brown Nominates Appeals Court Judge

SACRAMENTO (CN) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday nominated his legal affairs secretary Jonathan K. Renner as associate justice on the state's Third District Court of Appeal.
     Renner, 44, of Sacramento, has been Brown's legal affairs secretary since 2011. Before then, he worked for 11 years in several positions for the Office of the California Attorney General. Renner was an associate at Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann and Girard from 1998 to 2000, and at Porter, Scott, Weiberg and Delehant from 1997 to 1998.
     He got his bachelor's degree from UC-Davis and his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
     If confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments, Renner will take his seat on Jan. 5, 2105. He will fill the chair left vacant by the elevation of Tani Cantil-Sakauye to chief justice of the state supreme court.
     The position pays $211,260 a year.