Sacramento Nikkei Named to State Posts

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SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown announced several appointments to state posts on Friday, including the following:

• Kiyomi Burchill, 27, of Sacramento has been named assistant secretary at the Health and Human Services Agency. Burchill has been a policy consultant in the Office of Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg since 2008. She was a legislative aide for Steinberg from 2007 to 2008, and a California Senate Fellow for Steinberg from 2006 to 2007.

This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $95,808. Burchill is a Democrat.

• Luther “Bo” Nishimura, 47, of Sacramento has been appointed deputy director of legislation at the Department of General Services. Nishimura was a legislative coordinator and senior operations specialist at the department of from 2008 to 2011. He was a senior transportation planner for the California Department of Transportation from 2006 to 2008 after serving as a special assistant to the director from 2001 to 2005. He was a staff services manager for the California Department of Social Services from 2005 to 2006 and a governmental program analyst for the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs from 1994 to 2001.

This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $82,776. Nishimura is a Democrat.

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