California Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Manuel Nevarez to the Madera County Board of Supervisors. Nevarez will fill the vacant District 1 seat, previously occupied by Frank Bigelow. Bigelow resigned from office after winning a seat in the state Assembly in November.
Nevarez is registered as decline-to-state. He will represent communities in eastern Madera County including the Madera Rancho, O'Neals and Yosemite Lakes Park.
Governor Brown issued the following statement on Friday:
Nevarez has been an account executive at PMAC Lending Services Inc. since 2010 and owner of ACN Inc. since 2008. He was a senior account executive at Washington Mutual Bank from 1998 to 2008 and a senior loan officer at Santa Fe Mortgage from 1997 to 1998. Nevarez is a member of the Madera Community Action Network and chairman of the Madera Unified School District Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $71,515. Nevarez is registered decline-to-state.