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Catherine J.K. Sandoval

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Catherine J.K. Sandoval
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California Public Utilities Commission
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 3
Base salary$138,528
Elections and appointments
AppointedJanuary 25, 2011
Appointed byGovernor Jerry Brown (D)
Term limitsN/A
Master'sOxford University
J.D.Stanford Law School
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Catherine J.K. Sandoval is a member of the California Public Utilities Commission, the state body charged with regulating the state's utility companies. Sandoval was appointed to the CPUC on January 25, 2011, by Gov. Jerry Brown.[1]


Sandoval has worked as an associate professor at Santa Clara University School of Law since 2004. She previously served as undersecretary and senior policy advisor for housing with the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency from 2001 to 2004.[1] She was vice president and general counsel with Z-Spanish Media Corporation from 1999 to 2001 and was the director of the Office of Communications Business Opportunities for the Federal Communications Commission from 1994 to 1999. Sandoval was an associate with Munger, Tolles & Olson from 1991 to 1994.[1]


  • Stanford Law School, J.D.
  • Oxford University, Master of Letters in political science (Rhodes Scholar)
  • Yale, B.A.[1]

Political career

California Public Utilities Commission (2011-Present)

Sandoval was appointed to the California Public Utilities Commission on January 25, 2011, by Gov. Jerry Brown.[1]



Sandoval was appointed to the California Public Utilities Commission by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on January 25, 2011.[2]

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