Governor Brown Announces Appointments


10-15-2013

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

Jose Hurtado, 60, of Napa, has been appointed to the 25th District Agricultural Association, Napa Town and Country Fair Board. Hurtado has served as a member of the Napa Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees since 2004 and has held multiple positions at Napa Valley College since 1980, including coordinator of the Transfer and Career Centers and counselor. He is vice-chair of Community Action of Napa Valley. Hurtado earned a Master of Science degree in counseling at California State University, Sacramento. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Hurtado is a Democrat.

Joyce Dudley, 60, of Carpinteria, has been appointed to the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Dudley has served as district attorney of Santa Barbara County since 2010, where she was deputy district attorney from 1990 to 2010. She was director of child development programs at the Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County from 1984 to 1988 and child development director at the Children’s Home Society of California from 1979 to 1984. She earned a Master of Education degree in early childhood education from Antioch University, a Master of Arts degree in education from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Dudley is a Democrat.

Laren Leichliter, 48, of Highland, has been appointed to the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Leichliter has held multiple positions at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department since 1991, including deputy sheriff and fiscal clerk. He was a fiscal clerk at the San Bernardino County Hospital from 1985 to 1991. Leichliter is president of the San Bernardino County Safety Employees’ Benefit Association. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Leichliter is registered decline-to-state.

James McDonnell, 54, of Long Beach, has been appointed to the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, where he has served since 2010. McDonnell has been chief of police at the Long Beach Police Department since 2010. He held multiple positions at the Los Angeles Police Department from 1981 to 2010, including assistant chief of police and deputy chief of police. McDonnell is president of the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association, chair of the Anti-Defamation League Law Enforcement Committee and member of the Urban Area Security Initiative Approval Authority Executive Board and the California Police Chiefs Association. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. McDonnell is registered decline-to-state.

Sylvia Moir, 47, of Penryn, has been reappointed to the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, where she has served since 2012. Moir has been chief of police at the El Cerrito Police Department since 2010 and adjunct faculty at Los Rios Community College District since 1993. She was police commander at the Menlo Park Police Department from 2008 to 2010 and police lieutenant at the Sacramento Police Department from 1990 to 2008. Moir earned a Master of Arts degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Moir is a Democrat.

Jethroe Moore II, 54, of San Jose, has been appointed to the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Moore has been a school community specialist at East Side Union High School District since 2004. He was assistant pastor at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in San Jose from 2001 to 2004 and held multiple positions at United Parcel Service Inc. from 1978 to 2000, including driver and supervisor. Moore is president of the San Jose Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and a member of the San Jose Police Department Community Advisory Board. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Moore is a Democrat.

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