These apointments were among those announced by the govenror's office late Tuesday evening, sure to be lost in the other news of the day:
Greg Aghazarian, 44, of Stockton, has been appointed to the Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board. From 2002 to 2008, he represented the 26th District in the California State Assembly. Prior to that, Aghazarian owned the Law Offices of Gregory G. Aghazarian from 1997 to 2002 and worked for the law Offices of David R. LeBeouf from 1993 to 1996. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration for the University of Southern California in 1986. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $128,109. Aghazarian is a Republican.
Nicole Parra, 38, of Hanford, has been appointed director of the Governor’s Regional Development Initiatives under the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency. From 2002 to 2008, she represented the 30th District in the California State Assembly. While serving in the Assembly, Parra served as chair of the Agriculture Committee and served on the Banking and Finance Committee, Insurance Committee and Water Parks and Wildlife Committee. She also chaired the Select Committee on Megan’s Law and Sex Offender Registration. Parra worked for U.S. Congressman Cal Dooley where she served as a legislative assistant in Washington D.C. from 1992 to 1998 and as district director in Hanford from 1998 to 2002. Parra earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $128,124. Parra is a Democrat.