On May 2nd, the California State Senate officially confirmed Thom Porter as Chief of the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) with a 38-0 vote.  Last month, Staci Heaton, RCRC Regulatory Affairs Advocate, testified in support of Chief Porter during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Rules Committee following RCRC’s official endorsement. 

In March, the RCRC Board of Directors adopted a new policy to offer a support position for Gubernatorial appointees during the California State Senate’s confirmation process.  As one of their official actions regarding this new policy, RCRC officially endorsed the confirmation of Thom Porter as Chief of CAL FIRE. 

RCRC’s confirmation support letter can be accessed here.