Gov. Brown appoints four as judges in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Two supervisors from the Public Defender’s Office and two prosecutors from the District Attorney’s Office in San Diego County were appointed as judges by Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday.

Appointed to the San Diego County Superior Court bench were Matthew C. Braner, Enrique Camarena, Selena Epley and Daniel F. Link.

Braner, 55, has served as supervisor at the Writs and Appeals Unit of the San Diego County Primary Public Defender’s Office since 2009, and has been a deputy public defender since 1998. Braner, a Democrat, fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Richard Cline,

Camarena, 40, of Chula Vista, has been a prosecutor in the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office since 1999. Camarena, a Republican, fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge John Einhorn.

Epley, 46, of Chula Vista, has served since 2012 as an assistant supervising attorney for a central felony team at the San Diego County Primary Public Defender’s Office, where she has worked in several positions since 1995, including deputy public defender and training director at the South Bay branch office. Epley, a Democrat, fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge William McAdam.

Link, 38, has been a prosecutor at the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office since 2001, where he was a law clerk from 2000 to 2001. He served as president of the San Diego County Bar Association in 2011. Link, a Democrat, fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Richard Mills.

The new judges will make $181,292 a year.

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