Schools Advisory Board
Co-Chairs

Tom Torlakson
California Superintendent
of Public Education

Chet Widom
California State Architect

Colleges Advisory Board
Co-Chairs

Erik Skinner
Deputy Chancellor
California Community Colleges
Chancellor’s Office

Van Ton-Quinlivan
Vice Chancellor
Economic Development and
Workforce Preparation
California Community Colleges
Chancellor’s Office

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Senator Fran Pavley

Fran Pavley

California State Senator Fran Pavley has focused on energy and environmental issues throughout her career as a legislator. In 2002, she authored a law limiting greenhouse gas emissions from new cars and light trucks, creating the model for today’s national standards.  In 2006, she authored the landmark Assembly Bill 32, which set a long-term cap on statewide greenhouse gas emissions.

Last year, Senator Pavley co-authored a law to invest $2 billion in successful vehicle and fuel technology and air quality programs to improve public health and spur innovation. She worked with the author, Assemblymember Henry Perea and a broad coalition of stakeholders including environmental organizations and the auto and clean technology industries. She also wrote a law to regulate hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and other oil extraction practices for the first time to ensure accountability for the environmental and safety risks and provide data to inform future policy decisions.

A native of Los Angeles, Senator Pavley spent 28 years as a public school teacher.  In 1982, she became the first mayor of the City of Agoura Hills, and she served four terms on the city council. She was elected to the Assembly in 2000, and to the Senate in 2008.

 
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