Mosbarger moves up

Governo Schwarzenegger announced last week that he’d appointed Tamara Mosbarger (pictured) to fill the Butte County Superior Court judgeship vacated when Roger Gilbert retired on April 30 after 23 years on the bench.

Mosbarger, 48, has served as the supervising deputy district attorney for the Butte County District Attorney’s Office since 1990. Previously, she worked in the Santa Cruz County DA’s office for two years and in private practice for three years before that.

A graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, she obtained a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a JD degree from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento.

Mosbarger has long been one of District Attorney Mike Ramsey’s chief deputies, with responsibilities that included trying homicide cases. She follows other former deputies, including James Reilley and Kristen Lucena, who have made the move from prosecuting the law to judging trials.