10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, August 25, 2010

By RICHARD K. DE ATLEY
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County Superior Court Judge Carol D. Codrington’s nomination as associate justice for the 4th District Court of Appeal, Division 2, based in Riverside, was confirmed Wednesday.

The action was a unanimous vote by the state Commission on Judicial Appointments and took place after a public hearing at the Supreme Court in San Francisco.

The commission’s vote means Codrington will stand for election on the November ballot to fill the seat vacated by Associate Justice Barton Gaut, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

In May 2006, Codrington became the first black woman in Riverside County history to be hired by other judges as a county court commissioner.

She was elevated to Superior Court judge by Gov. Schwarzenegger in 2007.

Codrington is the American-born daughter of parents who emigrated from Belize, and is a veteran of three private firms.

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