Delbert Gee J.D. ’80 is an Alameda County Superior Court judge. In an op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle published in January, “Asian Americans Scarce on California Courts,” he noted that while Asian Americans are making important strides in executive and legislative politics in California — evidenced by Jean Quan being elected mayor of Oakland and Ed Lee appointed mayor of San Francisco — the judiciary still has a long way to go. Gee was appointed by Gov. Gray Davis to the court in 2002; at that time there were 15 Asian American state court judges in the Bay Area. Today, he notes, there are 36, in a judiciary of 380. 

29 Oct 2018