A veteran Riverside County prosecutor and a court commissioner were appointed to county judicial posts, the governor’s office announced Tuesday.

Deputy District Attorney Jason Armand, 45, of Orange, was appointed to a newly funded trial judge position, officials said.

Armand, a Democrat, has been a prosecutor since 2007, handling a variety of cases.

Laura Garcia, 45, of Riverside, was also appointed to fill a newly funded judicial position created in last year’s state budget.

Garcia, a Democrat, has been a court commissioner, hearing infractions and misdemeanor matters, since 2021. She served as a deputy public defender from 2008 to 2021.

The annual compensation for each position is $231,174, according to the governor’s office.

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