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Tim Covello returning to SLO as a Superior Court commissioner

Tim Covello, the former San Luis Obispo County prosecutor who narrowly lost the race for district attorney to Dan Dow in 2014, was appointed Thursday as San Luis Obispo Superior Court’s newest commissioner.

Covello, 54, will officially move behind the bench Feb. 22 and fill the vacancy created by the death of former Commissioner Stephen Sefton earlier this month.

Superior Court commissioners are responsible for presiding over traffic and small claims proceedings, as well as habeas corpus petitions, juvenile drug court, family treatment court and truancy cases.

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