California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Friday appointed an openly transgender judge to the bench.
“Governor Gavin Newsom today announced eight judicial appointments, including Andi Mudryk — the first openly transgender person appointed to a California judge — who will serve as Sacramento Judge of the County Superior Court of Justice.” – the governor’s office announced Friday.
“I am humbled, honoured and thrilled,” Mudrick told The Times. “I thank Governor Newsom for creating California’s vision for all.”
Associated Press report:
A disability rights advocate will become the second transgender person to publicly serve as a judge in California after being appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday.
Andi Mudryk, 58, the principal deputy director of the Department of Rehabilitation, will serve on the Sacramento County Superior Court.
“Andy Mudrick is a great appointment and will be an excellent judge,” Kolakowski tweeted. “I’m so excited to finally have a trans colleague on the bench in California.”
Mudryk is the first transgender person to be appointed as a judge in California.
Mudryk, who suffers from Brittle Bone Disease, previously served as Chief Legal Counsel for the Ministry of Rehabilitation and held various positions at various disability legal rights organizations.