SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Sunil R. Kulkarni and Lori E. Pegg to judgeships in the Santa Clara County Superior Court. ... The compensation for each of these positions is $178,789.The state had previously announced that Joseph was being considered for one of these positions, and was soliciting comments about his fitness to be a judge. I sent my comments, and many of my readers did also.
Joseph had previously been fired as Santa Cruz county commissioner, and had been passed over for Santa Cruz county judgeships.
Joseph has wanted all his life to be a genuine family court judge. He would rather be one in Santa Cruz county, as that is where he lives, but Santa Clara county is just "over the hill", as the locals say, and would be the next best thing.
If he were only incompetent, he would not be so bad. He is worse than that, and should never be a judge anywhere.
Thanks to everyone for sending info about Joseph. Obviously the governor depends on recommendations to make these appointments, and his staff probably had no way of knowing how bad Joseph is without our comments. I am glad to see that their system of soliciting comments actually worked.