SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.
Jim Evans, 46, of Sacramento, has been appointed member and chair of the California Gambling Control Commission. Evans has served as chief deputy press secretary in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. since 2013. He was a consultant in the California State Senate Office of Research in 2013 and served as deputy secretary for communications and strategic planning at the California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency in 2012. Evans was a consultant in the Office of California State Senator Mark DeSaulnier from 2009 to 2012 and served as communications director in the Office of California State Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg from 2006 to 2009 and in the Office of California State Senator Joe Dunn from 2005 to 2006. He was a staff writer at the Sacramento Bee from 2003 to 2004, managing editor at the California Journal from 2002 to 2003 and a staff writer at the Sacramento News and Review from 2001 to 2002 and at the Industry Standard from 1998 to 2001. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $138,867. Evans is a Democrat.
Elizabeth Mooney-McGuirk, 35, of Rocklin, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of Parks and Recreation, where she has served as deputy director of legislation since 2013. McGuirk was legislative director in the Office of California State Assemblymember Nancy Skinner from 2008 to 2013 and served in several positions in the Office of California State Assemblymember Mark Leno from 2003 to 2008, including legislative aide and senior legislative assistant. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $128,784. McGuirk is a Democrat.
Julianne Polanco, 51, of Mill Valley, has been appointed state historic preservation officer at the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Polanco has been director of cultural resources at Lend Lease since 2006 and has served as a member of the California State Historical Resources Commission since 2005. She was senior preservation specialist at the Presidio Trust from 1999 to 2006, assistant to the vice president for programs at the World Monuments Fund from 1998 to 1999 and office manager and projects coordinator at the Townscape Institute in 1998. Polanco was advisor to the chairman at the California Integrated Waste Management Board in 1997, where she served as a committee analyst from 1994 to 1996, special assistant to the secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency from 1996 to 1997 and special assistant and recycling specialist at the California Department of Conservation Division of Recycling from 1990 to 1994. She is a trustee emeritus of the California Preservation Foundation and a member of the San Francisco Architectural Heritage Board of Directors and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Polanco earned a Master of Science degree in historic preservation from Columbia University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $125,664. Polanco is a Democrat.
Richard DeLaRosa, 51, of Colton, has been appointed to the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. DeLaRosa has been mayor of the City of Colton since 2014, where he served as a member of the City Council from 1998 to 2010. He was a correctional officer at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from 1987 to 2014, serving at the Patton State Hospital from 2011 to 2014, at the California Rehabilitation Center from 1987 to 2011 and at Folsom State Prison in l987. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. DeLaRosa is a Democrat.
Tim Iglesias, 59, of Oakland, has been appointed to the California Fair Employment and Housing Council. Iglesias has been a professor of law at the University of San Francisco School of Law since 2003. He was an assistant professor of law at Wayne State University Law School from 2002 to 2003 and deputy director at the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California from 1998 to 2001, where he was a project coordinator from 1995 to 1998. Iglesias was a Pillsbury Madison and Sutro public service fellow at HomeBase from 1994 to 1995 and served as a law clerk for the Honorable Stanley A. Weigel at the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California from 1993 to 1994. Iglesias was a summer associate at Goldfarb and Lipman LLP in 1992, a legal assistant at the University of San Francisco Office of University Counsel from 1989 to 1990, a tax coordinator at Lignum-2 Inc. from 1988 to 1989 and a Jesuit seminarian for the California Province of the Society of Jesus from 1975 to 1988. He is a member of the Association for Law, Property and Society and the American Bar Association. Iglesias earned a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Iglesias is a Democrat.
John Arellano, 44, of Turlock, has been appointed to the 38th District Agricultural Association, Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors, where he has served since 2010. Arellano has been president of Arellano Management Services LLC since 2001. He was a grower relations field representative at E and J Gallo Winery form 1995 to 2001. Arellano is a member of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Arellano is a Republican.
Angelica Anguiano-Franco, 28, of Waterford, has been appointed to the 38th District Agricultural Association, Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors. Anguiano-Franco has been an attorney at the Law Offices of Mark S. Nelson since 2013, where she was a law clerk from 2009 to 2013. She was a legal assistant at the Law Office of Aaron Anguiano from 2004 to 2008. Anguiano-Franco is a member of the Parent Institute for Quality Education Board of Directors, Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus County Board of Directors and Murals in Motown. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Humphreys College Laurence Drivon School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Anguiano-Franco is a Democrat.
Jack Wilkey, 75, of Turlock, has been appointed to the 38th District Agricultural Association, Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors, where he has served since 2005. Wilkey has been owner and president of Wilkey Industries Inc. since 1993. He was vice president of Saunco Mines Engineering from 1988 to 1993, an instructor at Modesto Junior College from 1979 to 1991 and a manager and vice president at Saunders Sheet Metal from 1958 to 1988. Wilkey is a member of the California Grain and Feed Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Wilkey is a Republican.
Jeremiah Williams, 50, of Modesto, has been appointed to the 38th District Agricultural Association, Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors. Williams has been owner at Oak Crafts by Jeremiah since 1986. He is a member of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Gallo Center for the Arts Board of Trustees, King-Kennedy Memorial Center Board of Directors, Modesto Community Gang Task Force and the Boys and Girls Club of Stanislaus County Board of Directors. Williams is a charter member of Project Uplift and president of the Greater Modesto Tree Foundation, chair of the City of Modesto Independence Day Parade and community relations director of United Pentecostal Church of Modesto. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Williams is a Republican.