Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is an American politician and businessman who is the 40th governor of California, serving since January 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 49th lieutenant governor of California from 2011 to 2019 and as the 42nd mayor of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011.
Andi Mudryk, the first transgender person appointed to the bench by Governor Gavin Newsom, was sworn in April 7 during an in-person ceremony at Sacramento County Superior Court.
She now doubles the number of out trans jurists on the state bench.Mudryk thanked Newsom during the event, which was livestreamed, as well as the LGBTQ and disability communities.
As previously reported, Mudryk, 58, lives with brittle bone disease, stated the governor's office in announcing her appointment.
Since 2020, Mudryk had served as chief deputy director at the California Department of Rehabilitation."When he says 'all,' he means all," Mudryk said, referring to Newsom, "including me as the first trans judge appointed to the bench and a person with a significant disability."Mudryk is now the second openly transgender judge in the Golden State.