San Diego Business Journal

Laura J. Birkmeyer, a Democrat from San Diego, has been appointed to a judgeship in the San Diego Superior Court by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Birkmeyer, 46, has served in the U.S. attorney's office in San Diego since 1986, and is executive assistant attorney, responsible for narcotics policy and attorney hiring. She also served as deputy district attorney in the San Diego district attorney's office in 1986.

A graduate of the UCLA School of Law, she fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Thomas Lavoy.

The position pays $149,160.

, Pat Broderick