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Gov. Newsom announces appointment of Butte County Superior Court Judge

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BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Philip H. Heithecker as a Superior Court Judge at the Butte County Superior Court, the court said in a news release Monday.

Newsom announced the appointment on Wednesday and fills the empty spot left when Judge Robert A. Gulsman retired.

Heithecker will be sown in on Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. at the Butte Superior Court North County Courthouse in Chico.

Heithecker began his legal career as a Butte County Deputy District Attorney in 1992.

The Butte County Superior Court currently has 11 judgeship positions and two commissioner positions.

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