Elena J. Duarte, of El Dorado Hills, has been reappointed to the California Commission on Uniform State Laws, where she has served since 2015. Duarte has served as an Associate Justice at the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District since 2010. She served as a Judge at the Sacramento County Superior Court from 2008 to 2010 and at the Los Angeles County Superior Court from 2007 to 2008. Duarte earned a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Duarte is a Democrat.
Daniel Muallem, of Rocklin, has been appointed Deputy Secretary and Chief Counsel at the California Department of Veteran Affairs. Muallem has been Assistant Chief Counsel at the California Department of Veteran Affairs since 2019. He was Lead Senior False Claims Trial Attorney at the California Department of Insurance from 2018 to 2019. He was Deputy Attorney IV at the California Department of Transportation from 1997 to 2018. Muallem was Staff Counsel at the Fair Political Practices Commission from 1994 to 1997. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $191,880. Muallem is a Democrat.