John A. Pérez

source: Governor's press release
John A. Pérez, 45, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents. Pérez has served as a member of the California State Assembly since 2008 and was elected Speaker in 2010, marking the first time in American history an openly gay man was ever elected to serve in that position. As Speaker, Pérez's collaborative efforts with the Governor and his colleagues helped eliminate the structural deficit, balance California's revenues and expenditures and produce a strong but modest multi-billion dollar reserve. Pérez has been a longtime advocate for affordable higher education and authored the Middle Class Scholarship Act, signed in 2013, to significantly reduce student fees for middle class students at the University of California and California State University whose families earn too much to qualify for significant financial aid but not enough to afford college without significant student loan debt. Pérez is a member of the Democratic National Committee and served on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Pérez was a member of the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles and the California League of Conservation Voters Board of Directors and was elected by his fellow Speakers from across the country to serve as president of the National Speakers Conference. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Pérez is a Democrat.

ommittee Membership (2017-2018)

Academic and Student Affairs (Chair)
Compliance and Audit
Governance and Compensation

Term of Appointment

November 17, 2014
Term expires:
March 1, 2024

Committee Membership (2016-2017)

Grounds and Buildings

Investments (Vice Chair)

Committee Membership (2015-2016)

Grounds and Buildings
Health Services

for coverage of the appointment: see links at the top of this blog post

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