Newport prosecutor takes his seat as judge
Gov. Gray Davis has appointed Newport Beach resident M. Marc Kelly, a
senior deputy Orange County District Attorney, to the Orange County
Kelly, 40, was elected in March to the Superior Court by Orange County
voters. He was scheduled to take the office in January 2001. Davis’
appointment means he can begin his six-year term immediately.
Kelly will replace Judge Myron S. Brown, who retired from the post.
As a prosecutor, Kelly part of the target gang unit of the district
attorney’s office. He was the recipient of the Victim-Witness Outstanding
Prosecution and Human Service Award in 1999 for his role in convicting
three gang members who stabbed and killed a San Clemente grocery store
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