|47th Lieutenant Governor of California
November 4, 2009 – April 27, 2010
|Preceded by||John Garamendi|
|Succeeded by||Abel Maldonado|
April 3, 1962 |
Sacramento County, California, U.S.
Simeona Fortunata "Mona" Pasquil (born April 3, 1962) is an American politician who served as the 47th and Acting Lieutenant Governor of California from November 4, 2009 to April 27, 2010, previously serving as Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi's chief of staff.
Acting lieutenant governor
On November 3, 2009, California Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi was elected to the United States House of Representatives representing California's 10th congressional district, leaving the office of lieutenant governor vacant. On November 4, 2009, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Pasquil, Garamendi's Chief of Staff, as acting lieutenant governor pending the confirmation of Abel Maldonado.
Pasquil's appointment marked several firsts for the position: she became California's first Asian lieutenant governor; its first Filipino lieutenant governor; its first female lieutenant governor; and the first California acting lieutenant governor not to succeed to the position from the President pro tempore of the California State Senate.
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- Mona F. Pasquil biography at joincalifornia.com
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- Zheng, Connie (2010). "California's First Woman Lieutenant Governor Mona Pasquil". V-Diaries. Filipina Women's Network. p. 8.
- Appearances on C-SPAN
|Lieutenant Governor of California