Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Tuesday, July 27, 2010


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Governor Appoints Attorneys to Two State Boards


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday named Bakersfield attorney Sean McNally to the State Board of Food and Agriculture and appointed Santa Cruz attorney Christopher Smith to the Santa Cruz County Fair Board of Directors.

McNally, 53, has worked for Grimmway Farms as vice president of human resources and corporate and government affairs since 1997.

Before that, he practiced law at Hanna, Brophy, MacLean, McAleer, and Jensen from 1991 to 1997. He also worked as a self-employed general contractor doing residential real estate development from 1984 to 1990, and as a municipal court deputy for the Kern County District Attorney’s Office from 1983 to 1984.

Registered decline-to-state, McNally joined the State Bar in 1991 after attending the University of San Francisco and McGeorge School of Law. He is a member of the Garces Memorial High School Board of Trustees and Self Insurers’ Securities Fund, president of the Kern Adult Literacy Council and commissioner of the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers Compensation.

The position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary.

Smith, 70, has owned and operated the Law Offices of Christopher G. Smith since 1980. He has also owned and operated Santa Cruz tourist attraction the Mystery Spot since 1995.

A Libertarian, Smith graduated from UC Berkeley and San Francisco Law School and was admitted to the State Bar in 1975.

The Santa Cruz County Fair Board of Directors represents the 14th District Agricultural Association, an entity of the California Department of Food & Agriculture Division of Fairs & Expositions.

The position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary.


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