SACRAMENTO — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of John Hanna, of Orange, as general counsel at the Department of Corporations. Hanna has been a partner at Hanna and Scott since 2004. He was an attorney at Horton Barbaro and Reilly from 1980 to 2004. Hanna received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $120,000. Hanna is a Democrat.
Hanna is also a Trustee on the Rancho Santiago Community College District Board of Trustees (RSCCD). Hanna was appointed to the RSCCD Board in January 1998 and has served as an elected member representing Trustee Area 2 since then.
He is currently Co-Chair of the California Democratic Party Resolutions Committee having served in that roll for almost 23 years. John has also served as Chairman of the Orange County Democratic Party Central Committee from July 1986 to January 1989 .
In the past, Hanna has served on the planning commission and personnel board for the City of Santa Ana, and the Board of Directors of the Orange County Transportation Service Agency and the St. Joseph Ballet Company.
He and his wife, Cynthia, and their children Caitlin, Caroline, Jocko, Janelle, John Patrick, Kelly and Kiera are members of Holy Family Cathedral Parish in Orange.