Governor Brown Appoints Heidi K. Whilden to Monterey County Superior Court


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Heidi K. Whilden to an interim judgeship in the Monterey County Superior Court.

Whilden, 51, of Monterey, has served as a commissioner at the Monterey County Superior Court since 2011, where she served as a family law judge pro tem from 2008 to 2011 and as a judicial research attorney from 2006 to 2011. Whilden was a sole practitioner from 2001 to 2006, an associate attorney at Bohnen, Rosenthal and Dusenbury from 1996 to 1999 and served as a law clerk for the Honorable James M. Ideman at the U.S. District Court, Central District of California from 1991 to 1996. Whilden earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Barbara College of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She was elected in June 2014 to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Kay T. Kingsley. The Governor’s appointment allows her to immediately assume the position she was otherwise elected to begin in January 2015. Whilden is a Democrat.

The compensation for this position is $184,610.