SACRAMENTO -- Former state Sen.
Calderon submitted a declaration of intent to run for Office Number 48, the seat of Superior Court Judge Ronald M. Sohigian, who is not seeking to be re-elected.
“He’s got a ton of experience, including chairman of [
Calderon has also worked as a deputy city attorney and for two private law firms.
In the Assembly, Calderon battled with the state court leadership over a bill he introduced that would have transferred more budgetary power to local courts from the state Administrative Office of the Courts.
Calderon served in both houses of the state Legislature, leaving the Assembly because of term limits in 2012. He is the elder member of a family political dynasty from the San Gabriel Valley.
His son, Ian, is a state Assemblyman, and his brother
Sen. Ronald S. Calderon is the subject of a federal corruption investigation in which a leaked
Dash said Charles Calderon has a letter from federal prosecutors indicating that he is not a target of their investigation.
Papers for the judgeship have also been filed by Deputy District Attorney Efrain Aceves.