Tulare County Public Defender Michael B. Sheltzer has been appointed to a judgeship in the Tulare County Superior Court, Gov. Jerry Brown's office said Thursday.
Sheltzer, 57, has served as public defender since 2002, and held several positions in the office, including assistant public defender.
He has been an adjunct professor at the San Joaquin College of Law, and served as a deputy public defender in San Francisco.
Sheltzer has a law degree from Golden Gate University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University.
The appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Glade Roper.
Sheltzer is a Democrat. The position pays $181,292 per year.
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