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newsrel -- Hector De La Torre Confirmed as New Member of Air Resources Board

Posted: 18 Apr 2012 17:49:32
Please consider the following Air Resources Board press release
announcing the State Senate Rules Committee confirmation of
Hector De La Torre as new member of Air Resources Board.  You can
review the full release here:
Thank You
Stanley Young
NEWS RELEASE 12-14 APRIL 18, 2012
Contact: Dave Clegern (916)322-2990

State Senate Rules Committee Confirms Hector De La Torre as New
Member of Air Resources Board

Former Assemblyman brings local, state and federal experience to

Sacramento—By a unanimous vote the Senate Rules Committee today
confirmed Hector De La Torre as a member of the California Air
Resources Board. De La Torre was appointed to the Board by
Governor Jerry Brown in October 2011. De La Torre’s confirmation
now moves to the full Senate.

“Hector has an exceptional track record at every level of
government and is a strong addition to the California Air
Resources Board.” said ARB Chairman Mary D. Nichols. “His
experience as a mayor, as a member of the California legislature,
and his work in the federal administration will certainly help
the Board address the full range of air pollution challenges we
face in the coming months and years.”

De La Torre, 44, served as a California State Assembly member of
the 50th District from 2004 to 2010. While in the legislature he
worked extensively to bring healthcare solutions to the residents
of the state and pushed for the passage of landmark legislation
to guarantee transparency in healthcare insurance policies, and
passed a law to stop insurers from cancelling coverage when an
individual gets sick.  He also passed legislation to provide
funding for doctors to practice in underserved rural and low
income areas and protect services for MediCal patients. 

Prior to serving in the Assembly, De La Torre served eight years
on the city council of his native city of South Gate, including
two years as mayor. De La Torre was a manager for the County of
Los Angeles Superior Court from 2002 to 2004, and a manager at
Southern California Edison from 1996 to 2002. 
De La Torre also served in the Labor Department in the Clinton
Administration, where he worked to ensure greater safety and
security for workers.  Under Labor Secretary Robert Reich’s
leadership, De La Torre focused on minimum wage, OSHA enforcement
and pension protection. 
Hector De La Torre is currently vice president of the Free
Conferencing Corporation. De La Torre earned his B.A. from
Occidental College, and currently lives in South Gate. 

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