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Trans woman judge hopes to make US history – from Pink News

Posted: June 20th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Briefs | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Trans woman judge hopes to make US history – from Pink News

"Victoria Kolakowski, 48, is the frontrunner candidate for superior court judge in Alameda County, California," Pink News reports. Victoria is a trans woman and, if elected, would "make history by becoming the first trans person to be…a trial court judge in the United States." She'd also be the first openly GLBT superior court judge elected in Alameda County.

On her website,, she writes, "I believe that interacting with a transgender judge would help the other judges, court staff, police, district attorneys and the private bench to see people like me as respectable professionals and even colleagues, and not as 'freaks'." As no candidate got a majority vote, a run-off will be held in November between Ms Kolakowski and lawyer John Creighton.

According to the Pink News article, Ms Kolakowski transitioned from male to female in 1989, lives with her wife, and married the first day gay marriage was legal in California.

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