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December 16, 1999

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December, 1999 | Lottery Performance

California Lottery Commission Elects Chairman


Sacramento - David Rosenberg, an attorney and Yolo County Supervisor, was elected Chairman today by the California Lottery Commission at their monthly meeting in Sacramento. Former Senator Robert Beverly was elected Vice-Chairman.

The California Lottery is governed by a five-member Commission which is appointed by the Governor. Rosenberg was appointed to the Lottery Commission, an unpaid position, by Governor Davis in March 1999. At Rosenberg's first Commission meeting, he was elected Vice-Chairman.

Rosenberg, 53, of Davis, has served on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors since 1997 and has had his own law practice since 1996. He was a partner in the law firm of Diepenbrock, Wulff, Plant & Hannegan from 1986 to 1996 and also was a partner in the law firm of Felderstein, Rosenberg & McManus from 1981 to 1986. From 1976 to 1981, Rosenberg served under then Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. as deputy appointments secretary and later as deputy executive secretary and chief of staff to the governor. He formerly served as mayor of the City of Davis. Rosenberg currently serves as a member of the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, as a member of the California Council on Criminal Justice Planning, and on a number of other boards. He received his law degree in 1974 from the University of California (Davis) and a bachelors of Science degree in journalism in 1968 from California Polytechnic State University.

Robert Beverly of Manhattan Beach served in the California State Senate from the 27th District from 1976 to 1996. In the Senate, he was a member of the Rules Committee and Chair of the Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee. A member of the California State Assembly from 1967 to 1976, he served as Republican Leader from 1972 to 1976. Beverly majored in business administration at UCLA and earned a law degree from the Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles.

The California Lottery sells its games through a network of more than 18,000 outlets statewide. The Lottery provides 52.5 percent of its sales to players as prizes, 34 percent to public schools, and 13.5 percent for administrative expenses, which includes 6.9 percent for retailer compensation. Since 1985, the Lottery has provided approximately $11 billion to public schools. The California Lottery's contribution equals approximately 2 percent of the state's total education budget.
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