Governor Brown Announces Appointments


10-20-2011

SACRAMENTO Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.

Hector De La Torre, 44, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the Air Resources Board. He is currently vice president of the Free Conferencing Corporation. De La Torre served as a California State Assemblymember of the 50th District from 2004 to 2010. He was a Councilmember for the City of South Gate from 1997 to 2004. De La Torre was a manager for the County of Los Angeles Superior Court from 2002 to 2004, a manager at Southern California Edison from 1996 to 2002, and chief of staff to the deputy secretary of the United States Department of Labor from 1995 to 1997. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $40,699. De La Torre is a Democrat.

John Farrell, 71, of Chula Vista, has been appointed to the California Veterans Board. He is currently a resident of the Veterans Home of California, Chula Vista. Farrell was a private practice attorney from 1983 to 2004. He was a partner at Exarhos and Farrell from 1975 to 1983 and an associate attorney at Milch Wolfsheimer and Wagner from 1974 to 1975. He was a sales manager from 1963 to 1973 and lab technician from 1957 to 1960 at Thompson Photo Service. He was a specialist fifth class in the United States Army serving as a public information officer from 1960 to 1963. This position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per diem. Farrell is a Democrat.

Alexander Tsao, 33, of North Hollywood, has been appointed to the California Veterans Board. He has been partner at Venerable Counselors at Law since 2010. Tsao was a senior associate at Alston and Bird from 2007 to 2010. He was a captain in the United States Marine Corps serving as a judge advocate from 2004 to 2007. Tsao was an associate at the Law Office of Arnold G. Regardie from 2003 to 2004. This position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per diem. Tsao is a Democrat.

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