Governor Appoints 21 Superior Court Judges; One in Humboldt and One in Trinity Counties

Press release from Governor Jerry Brown’s Office:

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of 21 California superior court judges, which include: Two in Alameda County; one in Humboldt County; one in Inyo County; one in Kern 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.

[Here are the two appointed in Humboldt and Trinity.]
Humboldt County Superior Court

Timothy A. Canning, 59, of Arcata

Timothy A. Canning, 59, of Arcata

Timothy A. Canning, 59, of Arcata, has been appointed to a judgeship in the Humboldt County Superior Court. Canning has served as a commissioner at the Humboldt County Superior Court since 2017, where he was a research attorney from 2016 to 2017. He was a sole practitioner from 1999 to 2015 and an associate at the Sapiro Law Firm from 1990 to 1999. Canning earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor of General Studies degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge John T. Feeney. Canning is a Democrat.Trinity County Superior Court

Eric L. Heryford, 54, of Weaverville

Eric L. Heryford, 54, of Weaverville

Eric L. Heryford, 54, of Weaverville, has been appointed to a judgeship in the Trinity County Superior Court. Heryford has served as district attorney of Trinity County since 2014. He served as a deputy district attorney in the Trinity County District Attorney’s Office from 2006 to 2014 and from 1996 to 2002. Heryford was an environmental circuit prosecutor at the California District Attorneys Association from 2002 to 2006 and a sole practitioner from 1994 to 1996. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Chico. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Elizabeth W. Johnson. Heryford is a Democrat.



  • Eldon G. Whitehead

    Democrats appointed by a Idiot Democratic so-called governor. Oh how very unique in California.


      Autocracy, and one party with all the power with all the votes from the poor homeless and disarray, a system that has been built up over time promising rewards of the system turning into lies and broken promises to end like a virus or plague taking over the host when to a point the host will be immobilized the plague having full control taxes rent inflation immigration disease genocide

    • For two years we in the Zenia area have been calling the county to fill pot holes. The Trinity road superintendent, the director of public works, the county supervisor, assemblyman Woods, Sen. Mike Maquire, and gov Browns office. All democrats, two years, no potholes filled. We do not need do nothing democrats appointed or elected. Trump is changing our country for the good, so many accomplishments, so many millions of jobs, unemployment in blacks and hispanics is all time low. North Korea is hopefully coming around. We want judges Trump will appoint, to preserve justice. Remember, democrats are the party of slavery, suppression, poverty, no growth, and unfair treatment of minorities in general. Look at this county, homeless everywhere, high taxes and nothing done for the people, just corruption, graft, good old boy network. And think about this, have our property taxes been lowered? We can’t grow pot for profit, the commie Calif government took that away from us. And, as a republican, you are not allowed to join the KKK. Only democrats are, even now, the only political party allowed to be Klaners.

      • David Duke is a Republican and a member of the KKK.

        • There’s one in every crowd isn’t there.
          But some crowds are consistently & notoriously composed of the many onesies collected.
          Some crowds call the kkk their ‘military force’.
          Now they’ve even added the ms13 to their military force.
          But, let’s not point that out.
          Justice for Seth Rich!

        • Divide by Zero

          Kym, David Duke has many associations, but his first was the Democratic Party, the reform party of the U.S., the American Nazi Party, an then the Republican party. Stuber is correct, during its heyday you had to be a Democrat to join the KKK and they were politically very powerful. Their influence was such that they got Roosevelt to back off support of anti-lynching legislation when he first ran for the presidency. In 1988 Duke ran as a Democrat in the Presidential primaries. He’s not a Republican but a whatever direction the wind blows party. The founder of the Democratic party, Martin Van Buren, was a staunch anti-abolitionist as were all Democrats, but softened his views latter in life. The majority of votes for passage of the 1964 Civil Rights legislation were Republicans, as were Abe Lincoln and MLK. Never forget LBJ’s comment before he signed the bill “I’ll have those (N word) voting Democrat for the next 200 years”

          • Oh, he was talking about the KKK’s heyday? He stated “even now.” Which I refuted.

            Also, you are incorrect that the majority of voters for the Civil Rights act were Republican. However, of those able to vote there was a higher percentage of Republicans voted for it than voted against in comparison to the Democrats because Southern Democrats were strong during this time. “Northern Democrats backed the Civil Rights Act by a margin even larger than that of Republicans — 141 for, just four against — while Southern Democrats were strongly opposed, by a margin of 11 yeas to 92 nays….In the House, the measure passed by a 333-85 margin, with 78 percent of Democrats backing it (221 yeas and 61 nays) and 82 percent of Republicans backing it (112 yeas to 24 nays)….In the Senate, the measure passed by a 77-19 vote, with 73 percent of Democrats and 94 percent of Republicans supporting the bill… Democrats deserve credit for being the driving force behind the legislation…But Republicans took leading positions as well…”

        • Don’t paste Republican to this idiot. He will run on whatever party he can use. The vast majority of Republicans are not racist bigots.

          David Ernest Duke is an American white supremacist and white nationalist politician, antisemitic conspiracy theorist, Holocaust denier, convicted felon, and former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
          Born: July 1, 1950 (age 67 years), Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
          Spouse: Chloe Hardin (m. 1974–1984)
          Books: My Awakening: A Path to Racial Understanding
          Political parties: Republican Party, Democratic Party, American Nazi Party, Reform Party of the United States of America
          Children: Kristin Duke, Erika Duke
          Education: Louisiana State University (1968–1974),

          • I’m merely refuting the unsubstantiated statement by the previous commenter that only Democrats are allowed to join the KKK.

            • You are right Kim, I meant to say in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. My main point is, why vote for democrats when they cannot even get potholes filled? And, again, I have called and written to all these people, nothing. For two years. The director of public works, Rick Tipett, makes $16,000 a month, and he never returns phone calls, nor does he respond with some premix to fill these holes. Some are now all the way across the road. The shear incompetence of these people is horrible. They must be replaced, hopefully with Trumpians, who do get things done.

      • Do you honestly believe party affiliation has anything to do with your unfilled pot holes?

        • Yes I do. The potholes have been reported for 2 years, all to democrats, no holes filled. The democrats’ over taxation, over regulation, has driven over 9000 businesses to leave Calif for lower taxes and less regulations. A nurse at UC Davis told me it took 10 years for the permit process to go through for the hospital. To the point that some parts of the hospital had to be redesigned because technology had passed the original design, costing the taxpayer millions. All democrat impediments, and for a hospital. Obviously, they must be replaced with good people who will lower taxes, deregulate, frack and drill, rid this state of illegals, and shut down stupid expensive and wasteful projects that help no one.
          Or, Maxine Waters, a democrat, has been in congress for a long time. How many jobs has she brought into her district, how much has she helped the poor working class, are her schools working to a high level? Because although she has not helped anyone in her district get ahead, or become employed at a living wage job, Trump has. He has brought millions of jobs back to the US, and the people who live in her district are better off with what Trump has done in less than 2 years than she has her whole time in office. People do not leave family and friends and loyal employees to start over in another state if things are going well for them where they are. But when companies see other states offering much less in taxes, and that it doesn’t cost so much to run a business there, they are gone, and so are the thousands of dollars in tax revenue that used to be California’s. Democrats are not interested in helping the poor, the poor have no money, the democrats only help the wealthy, where they get their money.

  • I would rather see judges elected than appointed.

  • Not a Dem or Rep, but just want good, honest people in office who do what’s best for the people and state/country. This is no better than our president pardoning convicted criminals because they will support and benefit him. Don’t know if this country will survive another 2 1/2 years.

  • Vote for Lawrence Killoran for the Superior Court Judgeship on June 5th!

    • Not a chance. Lathe Gill’s interview in the NCJ showed him to be the better candidate, one who would make an outstanding Judge for Humboldt County. His goal is justice, even for people without power. Gill is the real deal for justice in our community. (Check out his website.)

  • My understanding is no election on this judgeship until 2020 so at this point we should not worry in Trinity Co Eric’s judgments will tell what we as voters what we would like to see be Dem or what ever

  • Oroville Dam collapsed!! Where, to name but one shocks-the-conscious’ moves that CA INC’s in-charge guy, Moonbeam, utterly failed in the maintenance of that dam. He can appoint all he likes, they’re as phony as he in the Legal Matrix.

    Jesus God, the gig is up.

    Claims and racketeering will be promptly recognized as commercial war crimes.

    • Ah yes, Oroville. In 2006 the feds leaned on Cali to repair the spillway. The state’s response; work on the spillway will not be performed because it won’t be needed. (think global warming nonsense). OOOps Next up from the Sacramento miscreants, the MS 13 protection act. It wouldn’t surprise me.

  • This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.


    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and SECURE THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


    The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour….


    “(B) Outside Influence. A judge should not allow family, social, political, financial, or other relationships to influence judicial conduct or judgment. A judge should neither lend the prestige of the judicial office to advance the private interests of the judge or others nor convey or permit others to convey the impression that they are in a special position to influence the judge. A judge should not testify voluntarily as a character witness.”

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