MARTINEZ -- Danielle Douglas, a prosecutor for the Contra Costa District Attorney's Office for more than 13 years, was appointed Wednesday to a judgeship in Contra Costa County Superior Court by Gov. Jerry Brown.

The governor appointed Douglas, 40, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge William M. Kolin.

Douglas earned her law degree from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. She was a deputy district attorney in Contra Costa from 2000-13 and has spent the past year as an assistant district attorney in San Francisco, where she resides.

She is a Democrat and will be compensated $181,292 annually in her new position.

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