Don Perata
D-Orinda

Don Perata is a policy director at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. He served as President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate from 2004 to 2008, representing the 9th district cities of Oakland, Alameda, Piedmont, Berkeley, Richmond, San Pablo, and El Sobrante.  Previously, he served in the California State Assembly, as a member of the Board of Supervisors of Alameda County and as a high school English, history and civics teacher.  Appointed to the Little Hoover Commission by the Senate Rules Committee in February 2014 and reappointed in January 2015. 

Please direct all communications to the Commission Office:

Little Hoover Commission
925 L Street, Suite 805
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-2125 or
(916) 322-7709 (fax)
littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov