Six current commissioners also reappointed to Parole Board
Gov. Gavin Newsom has reappointed six members of the adult Board of Parole Hearings, which rules on prison parole applications. He also appointed one new member and reappointed a member of the Board of Juvenile Hearings.
The appointees require confirmation by the state Senate.
The Board’s function is to determine an incarcerated person’s suitability for reentry into society.
Their positions range in pay from $170,064 to $192,407 annually.
The new appointee is Jack Weiss, age 57, of Los Angeles. He served as chairperson for the Public Safety Committee on the Los Angeles City Council from 2001-2010. He was an assistant U.S. attorney 1994-2000, a litigation associate 1993-1994, and a District Court law clerk 1992-1993. He is a graduate of the UCLA Law School.
The adult reappointments were:
Patricia Casssidy, 70, of Concord. She is a Democrat who has been on the Board since 2016.
Teal Kozel, 46, of Yuba City. She is a Democrat who was appointed earlier this year.
William Muniz, 58, of Marina. He is a Republican who was appointed earlier this year.
Lawrence Nwajei, 61, of Los Angeles. He is a Democrat who has been on the Board since 2021.
Michael Ruff, 58, of Sacramento. He is a Democrat who has been on the Board since 2017.
Mary Thorton, 58, of Fresno. She has registered to vote without a party preference and has been a Board member since 2019.
The juvenile reappointment was Gilbert Infantre Jr., 38, of Elk Grove. He is a Democrat who has been on the Board since 2017.