Assemblyman Ed Chau, a Monterey Park Democrat, will swap his legislative role for a judicial robe after Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday appointed him to the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

First elected to the Legislature in 2012, Chau was rumored to have sought a judgeship with his termed-out-of-office date approaching in 2024. The former chair of the Assembly’s privacy and consumer protection committee was a solo practitioner in the Los Angeles region before joining the Assembly. Much of Chau’s high-profile legislation focused on privacy issues, including the 2018 California Consumer Privacy Act.