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Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:

Elizabeth Chess, of Ventura, has been appointed to the 31st District Agricultural Association, Ventura County Fair Board. Chess has been a Freelance Journalist since 1980. She was Director of Development for the Museum of Ventura County from 2016 to 2018. She was Editor and Publisher for The Broadcaster and Central Coast Farm & Ranch magazines, Farm Bureau of Ventura County from 1988 to 2013. She was Interim Executive Director for Rubican Theater Company from 2002 to 2003. Chess was Executive Director of New West Symphony from 1997 to 2002. Chess is a member of New West Symphony Board of Directors and Board of Advisor, Ventura Music Festival Board of Directors, Board of Directors of the Museum of Ventura County, SEEAG, Spirit of Santa Paula Board of Directors and the Rotary Club of Ventura. Chess earned a Master of Arts in Modern European History and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Southern California. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Chess is a Democrat.

Alyson Guerra, of Santa Maria, has been appointed to the 37th District Agricultural Association, Santa Maria Fair Board. Guerra has been Corporate Secretary at Santa Maria Valley Crop Service, Inc. since 2001. Guerra is member of California Cattlemen’s Association and Santa Barbara County Cattlemen’s Association. Guerra earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science at California Polytechnic State University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Guerra is a Republican.

Todd Ventura, of Santa Maria, has been appointed to the 37th District Agricultural Association, Santa Maria Fair Board. Ventura has been Owner Poor Richard’s Press since 1988. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Ventura is a Republican.

Jolyn Campbell, of Princeton, has been appointed to the 44th District Agricultural Association Colusa County Fair Board. Campbell has been a Real Estate Salesperson for All Star Realty since 2006, the owner of JLC Farms since 2008 and a partner in CC Orchards LLC since 2019. Campbell was a Warehouse Examiner for the United States Department of Agriculture from 2005 to 2019. Campbell is a member of Glenn Colusa Cattlewomen, Ag Advisory Board of Maxwell High School, Colusa County Farm Bureau, and Project Leader for Maxwell 4-H Club. Campbell earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business from California State University, Chico. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Campbell is a Republican.

Anisa Escobedo, of Corona, has been appointed to the State Independent Living Council. Escobedo has been the Founder/CEO of Escobedo Design since 2016. Escobedo was Executive Director/CEO of Arcata Chamber of Commerce in 2022. She was an Advocacy & Outreach Specialist for Tri–County Independent Living from 2018 to 2019. Escobedo is a member of Kiwanis International. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Escobedo is a Democrat.

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