Judge Jac A. Crawford to retire

March 27, 2016

SLO County CourthouseJudge Jac A. Crawford has announced his plan to retire from the San Luis Obispo Superior Court on March 24. Crawford’s announcement marks the fourth judge or commissioner to leave their position since Nov. 2015.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Crawford to the bench in 2006. His career was evenly divided between criminal and civil assignments.

Most recently, he was appointed as the first judge to preside over the court’s innovative misdemeanor arraignment calendar.

In Nov. 2015, Governor Jerry Brown appointed Gayle L. Peron to the bench. Peron, 60, had served as a commissioner in San Luis Obispo since 2006.

In January, Court Commissioner Stephen Briggs Sefton died at the age of 67. Two weeks later, the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judges voted unanimously to appoint former Assistant District  Attorney Tim Covello to replace Sefton.

In February, Governor Brown appointed Judge Martin J. Tangeman to the Second District Court of Appeal.

Crawford’s retirement leaves a third vacancy on the San Luis Obispo Superior Court bench.



  1. OldNed says:

    Nice man. Terrible judge. I don’t wish him ill but am happy to see him off the bench.

    (7) 9 Total Votes - 8 up - 1 down
  2. Jorge Estrada says:

    Do I hear the music for musical chairs?

    (1) 3 Total Votes - 2 up - 1 down
  3. 3 putt says:

    YIPPEE !

    (4) 16 Total Votes - 10 up - 6 down
  4. GrayGranny2010 says:

    Commissioner Perry should retire as well….my two cents. Can anyone tell me if Commission Perry and Judge Peron were once married?

    (-3) 11 Total Votes - 4 up - 7 down
  5. adustum says:

    There is a God.

    (2) 16 Total Votes - 9 up - 7 down
  6. Momma2Two says:

    HALLELUJAH! FINALLY his incompetent “logic” and Dementia ridden brain will no longer have any control over the fate of far too many helplessly wronged souls here in SLO county! May you rot in your retirement crawford.

    (0) 32 Total Votes - 16 up - 16 down

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