The Hon. Carol K. Ash is a judge for the Superior Court of Merced County in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007.
Ash earned a B.A. from Loma Linda University. She then completed a J.D. from Willamette University College of Law.
Prior to her appointment to the bench, she was a senior staff attorney for the Superior Court of Merced County from 1997 to 2007. Before that, she served as a deputy district attorney for the counties of Merced, Colusa, Lassen, and Tulare.
She is registered as a Republican.