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Michigan Governor Whitmer Announces Appointments
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Michigan Governor Whitmer Announces Appointments

Commission to help educate Michiganders on safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine LANSING, MI (STL.News) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed new members to the bipartisan Protect Michigan Commission. The appointees represent a diverse array of industries, professions, and backgrounds.  Housed within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the commission will help raise awareness of the safety and effectiveness of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, educate the people of this state, and help protect the health and safety of all Michigan residents. “Michigan is working around the clock to ramp up vaccinations and reach our goal of 50,000 shots in arms per day, and with the help of the Protect Michigan Commission we can ensure everyone has a plan to get vaccinated once the oppor...
California Governor Newsom Announces Appointments
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California Governor Newsom Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: Samuel F. Himel, 30, of Washington, D.C., has been appointed Special Advisor for Federal Economic Policy and Fiscal Issues in the Office of the Governor.  He has been Special Advisor for the California Department of Finance since April 2020.  Himel was a Law Clerk at Arnold & Porter from 2019 to 2020, where he was a Summer Associate in 2018.  He was a Legal Extern at the Office of the New York State Attorney General in 2018 and a Legal Intern for the Office of Commissioner Terrell McSweeny at the Federal Trade Commission in 2017.  He held multiple positions at the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President from 2014 to 2016, including Research Assistant and Research Econo...
Colorado Governor Polis: Boards – Commissions Appointments
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Colorado Governor Polis: Boards – Commissions Appointments

DENVER, CO (STL.News) Governor Jared Polis announces Boards and Commissions Appointments Board of Directors of the Auraria Higher Education Center The Auraria Higher Education Center Board of Directors manages the operational affairs of the three-school Auraria campus. effective January 16, 2021 for a term expiring July 13, 2022: Katherine Barton of Denver, Colorado, occasioned by the resignation of Randy Thelen of Denver, Colorado, appointed. Broadband Deployment Board The Board implements and administers the deployment of broadband service in unserved areas of the state by awarding grants from the Broadband Fund. for a term expiring August 1, 2022: Kaitlyn Frances O’Hara of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a representative of a broadband satellite provider, occasione...
California Governor Newsom: Communications Appointments
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California Governor Newsom: Communications Appointments

SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Daniel Lopez as Press Secretary in the Office of the Governor and Daisy Vieyra as Director of Communications in the Office of the First Partner. Daniel Lopez, 42, of Sacramento, has been appointed Press Secretary in the Office of the Governor.  Lopez has served as the Public Information Officer in the Office of Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs since 2017.  Prior to this role, he served as Chief of Staff to California State Senator Dr. Richard Pan.  Lopez also worked as an Aide to former Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and served as a Press Aide to then-Lt. Governor John Garamendi.  This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $115,008.  Lopez is a Democrat. Daisy Vieyra, 31, of Los A...
California Governor Newsom Appoints Alex Padilla to the U.S. Senate
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California Governor Newsom Appoints Alex Padilla to the U.S. Senate

Governor Newsom Formally Appoints Alex Padilla to the U.S. Senate and Nominates Dr. Shirley Weber as Secretary of State Action follows the morning resignation of Kamala Harris from the United States Senate as she prepares to be inaugurated Vice President of the United States on Wednesday Alex Padilla also this morning resigned his position as California Secretary of State, making his Chief Deputy Secretary of State Acting Secretary of State until the Legislature acts on Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber’s nomination The Governor formally submits his nomination letter for Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber to the State Senate President pro Tempore and Assembly Speaker to serve as California’s next Secretary of State SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) As Americans celebrate the legacy of civil right...
California Governor Newsom Announces Appointments
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California Governor Newsom Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: Amy Cordalis, 40, of McKinleyville, has been appointed to the California Water Commission. Cordalis, a member of the Yurok Tribe, has been General Counsel for the Yurok Tribe since 2016 and served as a Staff Attorney for the Tribe from 2014 to 2016.  She was Staff Attorney at Berkey Williams LLP from 2012 to 2014 and at the Native American Rights Fund from 2007 to 2012. Cordalis is a member of the Klamath River Renewal Corporation Board of Directors.  She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver College of Law.  This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Cordalis is a Democrat. Kimberly Gallagher, 45, of Davis, has been appointed to the Califo...
Colorado Governor Appoints Martin & Vasquez to Judicial District Court
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Colorado Governor Appoints Martin & Vasquez to Judicial District Court

Colorado Governor Polis Appoints Brett Martin and Teri Vasquez to the 17th Judicial District Court DENVER, CO (STL.News) Today, Governor Jared Polis appointed Brett Martin and Teri Vasquez to the 17th Judicial District Court.  Brett Martin fills a vacancy occasioned by the voters' decision not to retain the Honorable Tomee Crespin.  His appointment is effective immediately.  Teri Vasquez fills a vacancy occasioned by the retirement of the Honorable Emily Anderson.  Her appointment is effective January 23, 2021. Mr. Martin is a Chief Trial Deputy in the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.  Previously, he was a County Court Chief in the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office (2016-2019); Trial Attorney for the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office (2010-2016); and a Case Manag...
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces Appointments
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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces Appointments

ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News)—On the first day of the 442nd Legislative Session, Governor Larry Hogan announced the following appointments to Maryland’s legislative, judicial, and executive branches: Delegate Michael A. Jackson to the Maryland Senate, representing Legislative District 27 Colonel Reid J. Novotny to the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Legislative District 9A Dennis Schrader as nominee for Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health Michael O. Twigg to the Allegany County Circuit Court Judge Stacy Adele Mayer to the Baltimore County Circuit Court Heather Lynne Price to the Caroline County District Court Judge Bryon Bereano to the Prince George’s County District Court In total, Governor Hogan is submitting 274 appointments to the House and Sen...
California Governor Newsom Announces Appointments
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California Governor Newsom Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO CA (stl.news) Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: Lisa Halko, 60, of Davis, has been reappointed Chief Counsel at the Department of Conservation, where she has served in that role since 2017. Halko was an Administrative Law Judge at the California Department of Social Services from 2012 to 2017, Staff Counsel III at the California Prison Health Care Receivership from 2010 to 2012 and Associate and Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP from 2004 to 2010. She was Court Counsel, General Counsel and Court Executive Officer at the Yolo County Superior Court from 1997 to 2003 and a Sole Practitioner from 1994 to 1997.  She was an Associate at Livingston & Mattesich Law Corporation from 1990 to 1994. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of ...
Texas Governor Appoints Three To Real State Research Committee
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Texas Governor Appoints Three To Real State Research Committee

Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Vicki Fullerton and Rebecca “Becky” Vajdak and reappointed Walter F. “Ted” Nelson to the Real Estate Research Advisory Committee for terms set to expire on January 31, 2025.  The committee reviews and approves proposals submitted to the board of directors of the Texas A&M University System relating to staffing and general policies of the Real Estate Center.  The committee decides the priority ranking of research studies the center conducts. Vicki Fullerton of The Woodlands is a Broker Associate at RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring. She previously served as chair of the Texas Association of Realtors and of the Houston Association of Realtors.  Additionally, she is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Women’s Co...
Kansas Governor Kelly Announces Administrative Appointments
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Kansas Governor Kelly Announces Administrative Appointments

(STL.News) Kansas Governor Laura Kelly Friday announced appointments to Kansas state boards and councils. Kansas - State Board of Agriculture The Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Governor and the Secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture to review and make recommendations on department legislative initiatives and proposed rules and regulations. Janis Lee, Hays Scott Thellman, Lawrence Scott Howard Strickland, Westwood (reappointment) Donna Pearson McClish, Wichita Kansas Governor’s Military Council The Governor’s Military Council was initially created by an Executive Order to address the issue of federal base relocation and to facilitate and work with the communities affected by the increase in the number of active duty armed service members and famil...
Missouri Governor Parson Appoints Various Positions
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Missouri Governor Parson Appoints Various Positions

Names Acting Director of Division of Professional Registration Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Today, Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced five appointments to various boards and commissions and filled seven county office vacancies.  Governor Parson also named the new Acting Director of the Division of Professional Registration. Samuel Adams, of Ferguson, was appointed to the State Board of Mediation. Mr. Adams has served as business representative and organizer for the St. Louis – Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council since 2017.  Mr. Adams has more than 15 years of experience as a union carpenter, serving as job steward, foreman, and general foreman.  He completed the St. Louis Carpenters’ Joint Apprenticeship Program and holds a certification from the United States Department of L...
Missouri Governor Makes Ten Appointments to Boards, Commissions
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Missouri Governor Makes Ten Appointments to Boards, Commissions

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Monday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced ten appointments to various boards and commissions. Stephen Bubanovich, of Van Buren, was appointed to the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Professional Landscape Architects. Mr. Bubanovich has worked for H.R. Quadri Contractors, LLC, a heavy civil construction company, since 2011.  He has overseen the management and supervision of construction projects for the Missouri Department of Transportation, Missouri Department of Conservation, U.S. Corps of Engineers, and other private developers.  Previously, he served as a resident engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation. Mr. Bubanovich is a current member of the Three Rivers College Civil and Cons...
Maryland Governor Announces Staff Appointments
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Maryland Governor Announces Staff Appointments

Chris Shank to Return to Administration as Director of External Affairs and Interagency Initiatives Shareese Churchill Promoted to Deputy Director for Interagency Communications ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan today announced that he has named Chris Shank as director of external affairs and interagency initiatives.  In addition, the governor announced that he has promoted press secretary Shareese Churchill to deputy director of interagency communications. Chris Shank, returning to the administration from the private sector, represented Washington County in the Maryland General Assembly from 1998-2014.  In 2015, Shank first joined the Hogan administration as the executive director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention.  In 2016, he became a deputy chief of ...
LA Gov. Edwards Announces Members of Climate Initiatives Task Force
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LA Gov. Edwards Announces Members of Climate Initiatives Task Force

LA (STL.News) Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to the Climate Initiatives Task Force, which will recommend strategies to cut statewide net greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% by 2025, 40-50% by 2030, and 100% by 2050, among other issues relating to how the climate affects Louisiana. In Executive Order 2020-18, Gov. Edwards called on leaders from across government, the private sector, academic institutions, and civil society to follow the science to arrive at policies able to help reduce Louisiana’s contributions to global climate change while fully recognizing Louisiana’s climate vulnerabilities and its industrial and economic characteristics. “Just as we have done with coastal protection and restoration, we are building an inclusive, science-driven process to lead ...
New Jersey Governor Murphy Announces Appointments
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New Jersey Governor Murphy Announces Appointments

Governor Murphy Announces Appointments to Cannabis Regulatory Commission Senior Policy Advisor and Associate Counsel Dianna Houenou to Serve as Commission Chair and Department of Health Assistant Commissioner Jeff Brown to Serve as Executive Director TRENTON, NJ (STL.News) Governor Murphy today announced his appointments of Dianna Houenou as Chair of the Cannabis Regulatory Commission, and Jeff Brown will serve as Executive Director of the Commission.  The Governor will also appoint Krista Nash as a member of the Commission, upon the recommendation of Senate President Steve Sweeney. “Dianna has been a critical voice for social justice and equity on my team for the past year and a half after spending several years working on the fight to legalize marijuana with the ACLU,” said Governor Mur...
Nevada Governor Sisolak Announces Appointments of October
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Nevada Governor Sisolak Announces Appointments of October

NV (STL.News) Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced 73 appointments made to State of Nevada boards, commissions, and agencies during the month of October. The Governor has appointed hundreds of individuals since assuming office, and he encourages anyone who might be interested in serving Nevada and their community to review opportunities posted on the Governor’s WEBSITE, which is updated on an ongoing basis. NOTE: this is NOT the complete release. Visit https://gov.nv.gov/News/Press/2020/Governor_Sisolak_announces_appointments_for_the_month_of_October/ STL.News References Nevada Steve Sisolak Can also be viewed on USA News Today
Nevada Governor Sisolak announces new hires, staff promotion
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Nevada Governor Sisolak announces new hires, staff promotion

NV (STL.News) The Sisolak administration today announced two hires to the Governor’s staff. Madeline Burak has joined the team as Director of Community Outreach & Constituent Affairs, and the Governor has hired Vincent Nava to serve as Press Assistant. “I am thrilled to have Madeline and Vincent on our team,” said Gov. Steve Sisolak.  “Their years of experience in Nevada and diverse relationships across the state make them an asset to my administration, and I look forward to working with them on behalf of our State.” Most recently, Madeline Burak served as the Area Director for The American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Houston, Texas.  Prior to that, she served as Chief of Staff to City of Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve.  She was born and raised in Northern Nevada and earned her Ba...