Two new judges have been appointed to the Tulare County Superior Court bench by Gov. Jerry Brown.
John Bianco, 51, of Visalia, has been owner and attorney at Bianco Law Firm since 1994.
He has a juris doctor degree from Whittier Law School and a bachelor of business administration degree from Santa Clara University.
He fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Darryl B. Ferguson. Bianco is a Republican.
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Nathan Leedy, 38, of Three Rivers, has served as a deputy public defender at the Tulare County Public Defender’s Office since 2004.
He has a juris doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
He fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Lloyd Hicks. He is a Democrat.
Each position pays $189,041 per year.