Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, July 13, 2011


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Governor Brown Names Lawyer to Environmental Protection Agency


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday announced his selection of J. Matthew Rodriquez to serve as secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency.

This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $175,000.

Rodriquez, 58, has worked for the Attorney Generalís Office since 1987, serving in the Land Law Section and Public Rights Division and rising to the rank of chief deputy.

Prior to joining the office, he served as a deputy city attorney in Hayward for two years and as a assistant city attorney for Livermore for to years.

He attended UC Berkeley and law school at UC Hastings before joining the State Bar in 1980.

Rodriquez is a Democrat.


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