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Thursday, March 24, 2011


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Governor Taps Caballero for Consumer Services Agency


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Jerry Brown has selected former California Assembly member Anna Caballero, D-Salinas, as secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency.

The nomination of Caballero, 56, who made an unsuccessful bid for a Senate seat in November, was announced by the governorís office Tuesday. This position pays $175,000 and is subject to Senate confirmation.

From 2000 to 2006 Caballero was the executive director of Partners for Peace, a non-profit specializing in violence prevention work. Prior to that, Caballero served as mayor of Salinas from 1998 to 2006 and was on the Salinas City Council from 1991 to 1998.

Before entering politics, she spent several years in private practice as a partner at Caballero, Matcham and McCarthy from 1995 to 2007 and Caballero, Govea, Matcham and McCarthy from 1982 to 1995.

Caballero began her legal career as a staff attorney for California Rural Legal Assistance, representing farm workers in consumer matters.

She is a graduate of† UC San Diego and UCLA Law. Caballero joined the State Bar in 1980 and registered as inactive in 2003.


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