Woman becomes first US transgender trial judge

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
November 17, 2010 03:56

OAKLAND, California — A 49-year-old California patent lawyer has been elected as America's first openly transgender trial judge.

Alameda County elections officials say Victoria Kolakowski beat prosecutor John Creighton 51 to 48 percent — a margin of nearly 10,000 votes — in the Nov. 2 election to fill the vacancy in California's Superior Court.


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