Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, a state court judge from Alameda County, has been nominated to a federal judgeship on San Francisco’s Northern District Court by President Obama May 4. If confirmed by the US Senate she would become the first Latina to serve on the Northern District and the second Hispanic nominee to the court by Obama.
He appointed another Hispanic judge, Edward Davila, earlier to this year to serve in the San Jose branch of the court.
Rogers, 46, is has a business law background. Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed her to the Alameda County Superior Court bench in June 2008. She’s a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Texas School of Law.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein recommended her nomination to the President. She fills the vacancy created by former Chief Judge Vaughn Walker, who left the bench in January to begin private mediation service.
There is no hearing date set for Rogers’ confirmation.