Commissioners Through the Decades

The Little Hoover Commission is America’s only permanent, independent citizens commission working to improve state government. A nonpartisan oversight agency created in 1962, the Commission includes 13 Commissioners appointed by the Governor and legislative leaders. The Commission’s mission is to investigate state operations and promote efficiency, economy and improved service. Below is a list of Commissioners that have served, and continue to serve, on the Commission through the decades:

  • Katcho Achadjian 2011-15
  • Michael E. Alpert 1994-97, 1997-2007
  • Alfred E. Alquist 1969-96
  • Eloise Anderson 2006-10
  • Dion Aroner 2019-present
  • Roy Ashburn 2009-10
  • Patricia Bates 2003-04
  • Charles G. Bakaly, Jr. 1994-98
  • Joseph Ball 1967-68
  • Scott Barnett 2016-17
  • David Beier 2014-present
  • Marjorie M. Berte 1998
  • Harry Blackman 1967-69
  • Tasha Boerner Horvath 2021-Present
  • James Bouskos 1982-85
  • Victoria Bradshaw 2010-12
  • Marilyn C. Brewer 2006-12
  • Iveta Brigis 2017-19
  • Ryan L. Brooks 2007-10
  • Cynthia Buiza 2018-present
  • Hugh M. Burns 1969
  • Howard A. Busby 1967-75
  • Paul L. Byrne 1962
  • Thomas Caldecott 1967-68
  • Bill Campbell 1999-2000, 2001-02
  • Anthony Cannella 2014-18, 2022-present
  • Mary Anne Chalker 1982-83, 1985-95
  • Phillip Chen 2021-Present
  • Maurice Rene Chez 1976-81
  • Dominic L. Cortese 1996
  • Kenneth Cory 1994
  • Carl D. Covitz 1993-2001
  • George E. Danielson 1965-67
  • David P. Dawson 1977-79
  • Robert J. DeMonte 1975-77
  • C. E. Dixon 1969-70
  • Clifford Duke 1967-68
  • Virginia Ellis 2011-14
  • Bill Emmerson 2013, 2018-present
  • David J. Epstein 2002-06
  • Harry Farb 1975
  • Benjamin Felton 1981-82
  • Jack R. Fenton 1967-81
  • Gil Ferguson 1992-94
  • Liz Figueroa 2005-06
  • Jack Flanigan 2012-17
  • Gordon Fleury 1968
  • Dean Florez 2007-11
  • Edward R. Fryer 1977-79
  • Harold Furst 1963-67, 1968-75
  • Gil Garcetti 2021-Present
  • Marshall Geller 2008-11
  • Arthur F. Gerdes 1990-94
  • Albert Gersten, Jr. 1981-94
  • Pier A. Gherini, Jr. 1994-98
  • Mike Gordon 2005
  • Richard E. Gulbranson 1988-89
  • Anthony P. Hamann 1970-71
  • Daniel W. Hancock 1997-2005, 2006-13
  • Dixon R. Harwin 1979-82
  • Sally Havice 1998-2001
  • Richard D. Hayden 1977-81
  • Martin F. Helmke 2007-11
  • Harold C. Henry 1971-76
  • D. W. Holmes 1967-71
  • Gary H. Hunt 1998-2000
  • Alyson Huber 2010-13
  • H. Herbert Jackson 1968-77
  • Michael E. Kassan 1983-87
  • Loren Kaye 2006-16
  • Christine Kehoe 2003-04
  • James E. Kenney 1967-75
  • Lucy Killea 1993-96
  • Nancie B. Knapp 1978-86
  • John T. Knox 1962-65
  • Quentin L. Kopp 1997-98
  • Louis J. Kroeger 1967
  • Joshua Lafarga 2017-18
  • Andrew L. Leavitt 1969-75
  • Eugene C. Lee 1962-63
  • Don B. Leiffer 1963-67
  • Donald L. Livingston 1975-79
  • Walter H. Lohman 1969-71, 1971-75
  • Welton C. Mansfield 2003-07
  • Haig G. Mardikian 1984-93
  • Bob Margett 2007-09
  • Milton Marks 1962-66, 1968-93
  • Diane Martinez 1997-98
  • Chad Mayes 2015-2021
  • Stanley E. McCaffrey 1968-69
  • Patrick D. McGee 1967-70
  • Carole V. Migden 2007
  • George Miller, Jr. 1962-68
  • Dave Min 2021-Present
  • Eugene “Mitch” Mitchell 2004-12
  • Ernest N. Mobley 1970-76
  • Stuart G. Moldaw 2002-06
  • Gwen Moore 1984-95, 1995-99
  • James F. Mulvaney 1979-82
  • Mark Nathanson 1983-85
  • Pedro Nava 2005, 2013-17, 2017-present
  • Jim Nielsen 2019-present
  • Jennifer A. Openshaw 2001-04
  • Verne Orr 1975
  • M. Lester O’Shea 1984-88
  • Angie Papadakis 1990-2000
  • George E. Paras 1987-90
  • Don Perata 2014-15, 2015-19
  • Charles S. Poochigian 1996-98, 1999-2006
  • Manning J. Post 1962-69, 1971-83
  • Sol Price 1962-63
  • Tom Quinn 2012-13
  • Bill Quirk 2017-2021
  • Leslie “Teddie” A. Ray 2003-07
  • Philip J. Reilly 1979-80 
  • Anthony Rendon 2013-15
  • Lloyd Rigler 1975-79
  • Sebastian Ridley-Thomas 2015-17
  • Joseph Rodota 2004-05
  • James Rogan 2006
  • Richard Roth 2013-2021
  • Alan E. Rothenberg 1977-78
  • Michael J. Rubio 2011-13
  • H. Eric Schockman 2000-03
  • Cathy Schwamberger 2018-2022
  • David A. Schwarz 2007-16
  • Jonathan Shapiro 2010-17
  • Nathan Shapell 1968-97
  • Richard E. Sherwood 1962-67
  • Janna Sidley 2016-present
  • Roy Sorenson 1962-66
  • Sumi Sousa 2013-15
  • Jackie Speier 1994-96
  • Abraham Spiegel 1986-94
  • Barbara Stone 1987-94
  • Audra Strickland 2005-10
  • Vernon Sturgeon 1962-65
  • Dair Tandy 1962-67
  • F. D. Tellwright 1962-67
  • Richard Terzian 1986-2002
  • Helen Torres 2016-18
  • Richard S. Trugman 1979-83
  • Juan Vargas 2001-03
  • Mark Vargas 2012-13
  • Sean Varner 2016-present
  • John Vasconcellos 1997-04
  • Frank Vicencia 1981-83
  • Jean Kindy Walker 1978-87
  • Sean Walsh 1999-2002
  • Paul D. Ward 1975-76
  • Carmen H. Warschaw 1976-78
  • Louis Warschaw 1975-76
  • Howard Way 1965-68
  • Caspar W. Weinberger 1967-68
  • Mark Wyland 2011-13
  • Phillip D. Wyman 1981-92, 2001
  • Bruce Young 1983-85
  • Stanley R. Zax 1994-2007
  • Stanley M. Zimmerman 2000-04