Announcements regarding key staffing changes of importance to California's rural counties.

Monique S. Langhorne, 43, of Vallejo, has been appointed to a judgeship in the Napa County Superior Court. Langhorne has served as a commissioner at the Napa County Superior Court since 2006. She served as a deputy district attorney at the Napa County District Attorney’s Office from 2000 to 2006 and was a family support officer at the Napa County Department of Child Support Services from 1999 to 2000. Langhorne earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Effective December 4, 2018, she will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Rodney G. Stone. Langhorne is a Democrat.