SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:
Daniel Zingale, 59, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the Delta Stewardship Council. Zingale served as senior advisor for strategy and communications in the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom from 2019 to 2020. He was senior vice president at the California Endowment from 2010 to 2019, senior advisor in the Office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and chief of staff to First Lady Maria Shriver from 2005 to 2010, and a member of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board from 2003 to 2005. Zingale served as cabinet secretary in the Office of Governor Gray Davis in 2003 and was executive director for AIDS Action from 1996 to 1997. He earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $50,497. Zingale is a Democrat.
Victor Salazar, 73, of Fresno, has been appointed to the Commission on Judicial Performance. Salazar has been a sole practitioner since 1993. He was the county clerk for the County of Fresno from 2001 to 2012. Salazar was managing attorney at Central California Legal Services from 1998 to 2001. He was an attorney at Forrest and McLaughlin from 1997 to 1998. Salazar was assistant general counsel at the Agricultural Labor Relations Board from 1995 to 1997 and staff counsel for the Department of Fair Employment and Housing from 1993 to 1995. Salazar is a member of the State Bar Pro Bono Program. He is a member of the board of directors for Poverello House Inc., Proteus Inc., and the Central California Employment Round Table. Salazar earned a Juris Doctor degree from San Joaquin College of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Salazar is a Democrat.