A98:6

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE


WILSON REAPPOINTS ROBERT A. LAURIE TO THE STATE ENERGY
RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 8, 1998
CONTACT:   Steve Tatum
Matt Taggart
916/445-4571


          SACRAMENTO -- Governor Pete Wilson today announced the reappointment of Robert A. Laurie to the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.

          Laurie, 51, of Placerville, has served on the Commission since February of 1997. Previously, he has been a partner with the firm of Laurie, Maloney & Wheatley from 1987 to 1997.

          Laurie was an associate attorney with Hefner, Stark & Marois, a Sacramento law firm, from 1983 to 1987. He was also chief assistant county counsel for the County of El Dorado, advising all county agencies, departments and the Board of Supervisors, from 1977 to 1983. A Republican, Laurie's background further includes serving as deputy county counsel for the County of Imperial from 1975 to 1977 and as an instructor in business law for the Cosumnes River College from 1983 to 1990.

          Laurie served as a member of the Contractor's State License Board, to which he was appointed in 1992 by Governor Wilson, from 1992 to 1997. He also serves on the El Dorado County Board of Education, where he was appointed in 1988, elected in 1990 and served as the Board's president in 1990 and 1994. He also served as president of the New Morning Youth and Family Services (1990), president of the El Dorado Forum (1989), president of the E1 Dorado County Chamber of Commerce (1985 & 1988), and president of the E1 Dorado County Bar Association (1982).

          He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California, Irvine in 1972 and a juris doctorate degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1975. A veteran of the United States Army, Laurie served as a sergeant in the Vietnam War and received a Bronze Star, Air Medal and an Army Commendation Medal.

          Members of this Commission receive a salary of $100,001 per year. This appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.



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GOVERNOR PETE WILSON * SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95814 * (916) 445-2841






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