Prosecutor sworn in as new San Luis Obispo judge
August 1, 2016
Former 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.