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March 26, 2014

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March, 2014 | Media Advisories and Events

Filipino-American Woman to be Introduced as Newest Member of California Lottery Commission


Bay Area Attorney Scheduled to Attend First Commission Meeting Tomorrow in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO – Rowena Libang-Bobila, 47, of Walnut Creek (Contra Costa County), appointed last month by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to the California Lottery Commission, will attend her first meeting Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 10 a.m.

The meeting will be held at California Lottery Headquarters, which is located at 700 North 10th Street in Sacramento.

Ms. Libang-Bobila is currently the Principal Attorney at the Rowena T. Libang Law Offices in Fairfield (Solano County), specializing in asset and wealth preservation, bankruptcy and immigration. She is a member of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, the Filipino-American Bar Association of Northern California and the California Minority Counsel Program.

Since 1996, Libang-Bobila has been a member of the State Bar of California and has practiced law for 18 years in both the public and private sectors. She served as Lead Trial Attorney and held similar professional capacities in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office Children and Family Services Division from 1995-2010.

Previously, she was an immigration caseworker in the Office of U.S. Senator Alan Cranston from 1991-1992 and was a member of the Coro Foundation’s Fellowship in Public Affairs from 1990-1991. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings School of Law.

The Lottery Commission, whose five members are appointed by the Governor, is charged with the authority and responsibility to oversee the California Lottery and ensure its integrity, security and fairness. It meets at least once a quarter and meetings are open to the public.

The California Lottery’s Corporate Communications Video Team also recently attended the colorful and exciting Chinese New Year Festival in San Francisco! Fun, fireworks and of course, the legendary evening parade in the heart of the City’s famous Chinatown neighborhood.

We captured it all on one of our latest videos! Take a look here as the California Lottery’s Donna Cordova shows us how Lottery players started a lucky lunar new year.

The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. More than 95 cents of every dollar spent by our players goes back to local communities in the form of contributions to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail compensation. The California Lottery urges its customers to play responsibly and within their budgets. If you feel you have a gambling problem, or know someone who does, you can get help at 1-800-GAMBLER.

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