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How to Become a Commissioner

The California Commission on the Status of Women is comprised of seventeen members. Nine Public Members, six Legislative Members and two Statutory Members. The Commission itself is not responsible for the appointment of Commissioners.

The appointing authorities are as follows. Please contact them for information on the appointment procedure.

Gubernatorial Appointments

The Governor appoints seven Public Members on a staggered basis. The contact person in the Governor's Office is:

Mona Pasquil
Appointments Secretary
Office of Governor Jerry Brown
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Governor's Appointment Website

Senate Appointments

The Senate Rules Committee appoints three Legislative Members and one Public Member. The contact person in the Senate Rules Office is:

Annette Porini
Appointments Director
State Capitol, Room 500
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4151

Assembly Appointments

The Speaker of the Assembly appoints three Legislative Members and one Public Member. The contact person in the Speaker's Office is:

Lisa Dominguez
Office of Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins
State Capitol, Room 219
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2053

Statutory Members

  • The Labor Commissioner representing the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement - Department of Industrial Relations.
  • The Superintendent of Public Instruction.