The Honorable Gerald G. Johnston

Orange County Superior Court

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Orange County Superior Court, Department C9 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (657) 622–5209

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Gerald G. Johnston is a judge of the Superior Court of Orange County in California.[1] He was appointed to the court by Governor Pete Wilson in December 29, 1998.[2] Johnston is running for re-election in the primary election on June 5, 2018.

Johnston received a bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands in 1980 and a J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 1984. He was the deputy secretary for law enforcement and counsel at the California Environmental Protection Agency from 1995 to 1998. Prior to that, he served as a deputy district attorney in Orange County from 1984 to 1995.

2018 Election: Due to lack of opposition, this election will not appear on the ballot. Incumbent Gerald Johnston is unopposed in the race for Orange County Superior Court Office 14.

2012 Election: Johnston ran for re-election to the superior court in 2012. As an unopposed incumbent, his name did not appear on the ballot. After the primary election, Johnston was automatically re-elected.


  • Juris Doctor from University of Southern California Gould School of Law (1984)
  • Bachelor's from University of Redlands (1980)


  • Deputy Secretary of Law & Counsel at California Environmental Protection Agency (1995 to 1998)
  • Deputy district attorney at Orange County (1984 to 1995)