California Gov. Gavin Newsom

California Gov. Gavin Newsom made two appointments to the California Horse Racing Board on Tuesday, Sept. 10: Oscar Gonzales, 51, of Davis; and Wendy Mitchell, 48, of Los Angeles.

Gonzales has been vice chairman of presidency and group members of the family at Air of mystery Monetary Company since 2017. He used to be a expert for the Cal State Los Angeles Dreamers Useful resource Heart in 2017. Gonzales served in different positions on the U.S. Division of Agriculture from 2009 to 2017, together with state government director on the Farm Carrier Company, deputy leader of personnel within the Place of business of the Secretary, deputy assistant secretary for management and deputy director of intergovernmental affairs. He used to be affiliate director of the United Farm Employees Basis from 2007 to 2009. Gonzales is a cofounder and member of Rural Ahead.  Gonzales is a Democrat.

Mitchell has been essential of WM Consulting Inc. since 2006. She served at the California Coastal Fee from 2011 to 2016 and the Los Angeles South Valley Space Making plans Fee from 2009 to 2011. Mitchell used to be vice chairman of public coverage on the Nationwide Affiliation of Ladies Trade House owners from 2008 to 2010 and a member of the Board of Administrators of the California League of Conservation Electorate from 2007 to 2018 and the Ladies’s Political Committee in 2018. She used to be leader of personnel within the Place of business of California State Senator Denise Ducheny from 2003 to 2005. Mitchell earned a Grasp of Public Management level from the College of Southern California. Mitchell is a Democrat.

Whilst at the Coastal Fee, Mitchell supported the arguable ouster of the company’s government director, who have been with the fee for greater than twenty years.

Each positions calls for Senate affirmation and the reimbursement is $100 in keeping with diem.

The time period of Chuck Winner, who has served at the CHRB since 2012 and as chairman since 2013, has expired.

The Carrier Workers Global Union of California, whose Native 280, The Pari-Mutuel Workers Guild, represents just about 2,000 workers statewide, voiced its acclaim for the appointment of Gonzales.

John Valenzuela, president of SEIU Native 280 and Board member of SEIU California, issued the next commentary:

“SEIU California applauds Governor Newsom’s appointment of Oscar Gonzales, Jr. to the California Horse Racing Board. Fresh occasions at Santa Anita have put a focus at the protection of horses and staff in California’s racing trade. Those occasions have made it much more vital for the Board to concentrate in moderation to the running people who find themselves the face of the trade to racing fanatics and who’re robust advocates for the protection of the cherished animals who make racing conceivable.

“As a senior respectable in President Obama’s USDA, Gonzales recommended on federal insurance policies that benefited farmworkers and served as a consultant at the labor-management process drive. Lately, his paintings specializes in increasing get entry to to capital for immigrant families. Gonzales obviously understands the worries dealing with rank-and-file staff. We sit up for Gonzales’ provider at the California Horse Racing Board and are assured he’s going to be a voice for dignity and appreciate for employees and horses alike.”

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