Tom Hallinan of Ceres was recently appointed by the California Gambling Control Commission to its Gaming Policy Advisory Committee, commonly referred to as the "G-PAC."
The Gaming Policy Advisory Committee provides recommendations to the Commission concerning matters of controlled gaming regulatory policy and other relevant gambling related issues.
"I am very grateful to the Commission for appointing me to their advisory committee," said Hallinan. "I look forward to serving in another position at the state level that enables me to continue my primary service in local government."
Hallinan was also confirmed by the California State Senate last week for his appointment to the California Law Revision Commission by Governor Jerry Brown.
Hallinan is a partner with Churchwell White LLP and has served as a City/Special District Attorney for a dozen local governmental agencies over the past 23 years. He is presently the city attorney for the city of Ceres.
He previously served as a law clerk for the Judicial Council of California, and in the Misdemeanor Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California.
A Yosemite Community College District Trustee since 1996, Hallinan was also appointed by former Governor Gray Davis to the 38th District Agricultural Association where he served from 2000-2004.
Hallinan recently completed his term as the Central Valley Representative to the League of California Cities Legal Advocacy Committee, and was appointed as a Hearing Officer for the Port of Oakland.
Tom lives in Ceres with his wife Anna Marie, a pre-school and art teacher, and their son Logan, a junior at Central Valley High School and a Ceres Police Department Explorer.