|Judge of the Alameda County Superior Court|
January 4, 2011
August 29, 1961 |
Queens, New York
|Alma mater||Louisiana State University (J.D.) Pacific School of Religion (M.Div)|
Victoria Kolakowski (born August 29, 1961, in Queens, New York) is an American lawyer and judge of the Alameda County Superior Court since 2011. Before she was elected with 51% of the vote to her opponent's 48% on November 2, 2010, Kolakowski served as an administrative law judge with the California Public Utilities Commission for four years. Kolakowski is the first openly transgender person to serve as a trial judge in the United States. She underwent sex reassignment surgery in 1991. She was named an individual community grand marshal for San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride in June 2011.  Kolakowski was named one of 31 Icons for LGBT History Month in October 2011. 
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- "San Francisco Pride Individual Community Grand Marshals: Victoria Kolakowski"". San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
- "LGBT History Month(tm) Icon: Victoria Kolakowski". Equality Forum. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
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