Governor Brown Announces Appointments
SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently announced the following appointments to the State Water Resources Control Board:
Dave O’Toole, 40, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy commissioner at the California Department of Corporations. O’Toole has been policy director in the California State Controller’s Office since 2007. He was a consultant for the California State Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review from 2004 to 2007 and a staff finance analyst at the California Department of Finance from 2001 to 2003. O’Toole served as an ordnance and damage control officer in the United States Navy from 1995 to 1999 and worked as a teacher and community organizer at Dolores Mission Alternative School from 1994 to 1995. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $130,008. O’Toole is a Democrat.
Kurt Schuparra, 55, of Sacramento, has been appointed assistant secretary for research and policy development at the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. Schuparra was an associate at California Strategies LLC from 2007 to 2012. From 2004 to 2006, he served as the principal consultant to Assemblymember Joe Canciamilla. Schuparra served as a senior policy analyst in the Office of Governor Gray Davis from 1999 to 2002 and as deputy director for policy at the California Environmental Protection Agency in 2003. From 1997 to 1999, he was a research coordinator at the California State Employees Association. Schuparra earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Arizona. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $113,004. Schuparra is a Democrat.