In 2005, former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Joseph R. Distaso as a judge for the Superior Court of Stanislaus County in California.
The judge is a Republican.
He is married with two sons.
Distaso went to Afghanistan for 8 months in 2008.
J.D. from Loyola School of Law
Bachelor's degree from University of Southern California
Senior deputy district attorney at Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office in Stanislaus County (1996 to 2005)