Governor Brown Taps Sanchez District Director for Lottery Post

SACRAMENTO — Yesterday Governor Jerry Brown announced the appointment of Paula Negrete, district director for Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, as deputy director of external affairs at the California State Lottery.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (L) and Paula Negrete (R)

Paula Negrete, 33, of Santa Ana, has been district director for U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez since 2009 and was deputy communications director and communications director from 2003 to 2008. She served as special assistant in the Office of Governor Gray Davis from 2002 to 2003. Negrete was vice president of program and strategic partnerships at the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce in 2002. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $92,004. Negrete is a Democrat.

“Paula Negrete has been a loyal aide to me for many years and her leadership at the helm of my Garden Grove office has deeply benefited the Orange County community that I proudly serve. She has been a steady hand, a source of knowledge, and I am forever grateful for her service. Paula will be very much missed in our office, but the state of California will be served well in her new capacity.” — Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Congratulation Paula. We will miss having you in Loretta’s local office.