Gino DiCaro

Confirmation hearing set for energy appointees

By Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications

Capitol Update, Jan. 6, 2012 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The Senate Rules Committee has scheduled a hearing on January 18th to discuss the confirmation of two members to the California Public Utilities Commission appointed by the Governor last year: Michel P. Florio and Catherine J.K. Sandoval.

Prior to this appointment, Commissioner Florio was a senior attorney at The Utility Reform Network, and served in that capacity since 1978.  Florio is a member of California Conference of Public Utility Counsel and was a member of the board of governors of the California Independent System Operator from 1997 to 2005. He holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law, a M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a B.A. from Bowling Green State University.

Catherine J.K. Sandoval previously worked as an associate professor at Santa Clara University School of Law since 2004. She also served as undersecretary and senior policy advisor for housing with the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency from 2001 to 2004. She was vice president and general counsel with Z-Spanish Media Corporation from 1999 to 2001 and was the director of the Office of Communications Business Opportunities for the Federal Communications Commission from 1994 to 1999. Sandoval was an associate with Munger, Tolles & Olson from 1991 to 1994. She earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School, a Master of Letters in political science from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and a B.A. from Yale.

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