Governor Newsom Announces Judicial Appointments

Governor Gavin Newsom announced his nomination of Judge Thomas Delaney to serve as an Associate Justice of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three.




The Governor also announced his appointment of 17 Superior Court Judges, which include one in Orange County

William Zidbeck, 57, of Laguna Niguel, has been appointed to serve as a Judge in the Orange County Superior Court. Zidbeck has served as a Commissioner at the Orange County Superior Court since April of 2022. He served as a Deputy District Attorney at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office from 1990 to 2020. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the California Western School of Law. Zidbeck fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Debra Carrillo. He is registered without party preference.