The Hon. John R. Brownlee is a judge for the Superior Court of Kern County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in June 2007.
Brownlee earned a B.S. from Northern Arizona University in 1985. He then completed a J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1990.
Prior to his appointment to the bench, Brownlee served in the Office of the District Attorney of Kern County. He entered as a deputy district attorney in 1990, eventually rising to supervising deputy district attorney in 2003.
He is registered as a Republican.