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Kern County's first American-Muslim judge to take the bench

Appointed Friday June 1st
Posted: 1:59 PM, Jun 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-02 00:11:36Z
Kern County's first American-Muslim judge
Kern County's first American-Muslim judge

Governor Jerry Brown appointed 21 new Superior Court Judge Friday. Among them is Gregory A. Pulskamp, 49, of Bakersfield. Pulskamp will become the first American-Muslim judge to take the bench at the Superior Court in Kern County. Pulskamp

Before the appointment, Pulskamp has served as a supervising deputy district attorney at the Kern County District Attorney’s Office for the last four years and has worked in the District Attorney's Office since 1996. Pulskamp got his start in Bakersfield in 1993 as an associate at Clifford and Brown. He has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College.

Pulskamp is filling the seat vacated by the retirement of Judge William D. Palmer. Pulskamp is registered without party preference.

Governor Brown's other 20 California superior court judges appointments include: two in Alameda County; one in Humboldt County; one in Inyo County; 10 in Los Angeles County; one in Riverside County; one in San Bernardino County; one in San Diego County; one in Solano County; one in Trinity County; and one in Tulare County.