Kern County’s first American-Muslim judge appointed today

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Kern County deputy district attorney Gregory A. Pulskamp has been appointed to a judgeship in the Kern County Superior Court, Governor Jerry Brown announced Friday.  

Pulskamp, 49, is the first American-Muslim judge ever appointed to the Kern County Superior Court, according to Governor Brown’s office.  

He served as a deputy DA from 1996-2014, and is currently serving as supervising deputy district attorney.

He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge William D. Palmer.  

Pulskamp joins 20 judges from across the state appointed Friday to superior court judgeship by Governor Brown. 

Pulskamp is registered without party preference. 

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