August 24, 2022

Catholic Law alumnus Steven Steward ’09 was elected to the position of California Superior Court judge for Humboldt County in June 2022. This was only Humboldt County's second contested judicial election in the last 20 years. Humboldt County Superior Court judges serve six-year terms. Steward will take office in January 2023.

North Coast Journal of Politics, People & Art
Date: June 7, 2022
By: Iridian Casarez
Steward Takes Judicial Race

"Steward, who grew up in Los Angeles and moved back to Humboldt County after graduating from Humboldt State University (now Cal Poly Humboldt) in 1998, has worked as a Humboldt County deputy district attorney since 2017, serving as the office's lead environmental crimes prosecutor. He earned majored in political science at HSU before attending graduate school at San Francisco State University. Steward then moved to Washington, D.C., where he worked for a member of Congress before attending law school at The Catholic University's Columbus School of Law, while working to provide legal services to indigent clients at a domestic violence clinic. After getting his law degree he returned to California and spent seven years representing low-income defendants in criminal courts in Los Angeles and the Bay Area."