Prosecutor sworn in as new San Luis Obispo judge

August 1, 2016

CaliforniaCourtsFormer San Luis Obispo County prosecutor Craig Van Rooyen was sworn in Friday as a SLO County Superior Court judge. Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Van Rooyen to the bench in late June.

Van Rooyen had served as a deputy district attorney in SLO County since 2007. From 1996 to 2000, he served as a deputy district attorney in Riverside County.

In between his stints as prosecutors, Van Rooyen worked for the law firm Bingham, McCutchen LLP. Van Rooyen has a law degree from UCLA, and he is a registered Democrat.

The former prosecutor will fill a vacancy created by the conversion of a court commissioner position last November. Van Rooyen will receive an annual compensation of $189,041.



  1. Scott says:

    This is a proud moment for our Courts, this is a man of the utmost ethics and integrity, he served well in the DA’s office and is going to bring a good balance to the local judicial system.

    Congratulations Your Honor

    (2) 4 Total Votes - 3 up - 1 down
  2. Kaiser Bill says:

    Thanks Gov. Moonbeam for rewarding this political hack, Craig Van Rooyen, who loved to waste taxpayer money prosecuting medical marijuana cases.

    (-2) 8 Total Votes - 3 up - 5 down

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