Friday, May 7, 2010
Attorney Alan Skobin Named Vice President of Police Commission
By a MetNews Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Police Commission has elected attorney Alan Skobin as its vice president.
Skobin, who was appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to a second five-year commission term in 2008, was elected at Tuesday’s commission meeting. He succeeds Andrea S. Ordin, the new county counsel. Skobin, vice president and general counsel of Galpin Motors Inc., was first appointed to the commission in 2003 by then-Mayor James K. Hahn, who had previously named him to the Board of Transportation Commissioners.
“I am very humbled and appreciative [of] this honor and additional way to serve that I have been entrusted with by my fellow Police Commissioners,” Skobin said in a statement released by the commission. “The five Police Commissioners are each an important part of a dedicated team, and I look forward to continuing to work with each of them and the Los Angeles Police Department as we build on the momentum and continue the progress that has been made.”
Skobin is a graduate of California State University, Northridge and the University of LaVerne College of Law. He has worked for Galpin Motors since 1977 and was admitted to the State Bar in 1988.
He also worked as a judicial extern for U.S. District Judge Ronald S.W. Lew, who now holds senior status, when Lew first joined the federal bench.
Skobin’s government service includes a stint as president of the state’s New Motor Vehicle Board and membership on the county’s Institutional Inspections Commission, along with more than 22 years as a reserve deputy sheriff.
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