Mona Pasquil

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Mona Pasquil
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47th Lieutenant Governor of California
In office
November 4, 2009 – April 27, 2010
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Preceded by John Garamendi
Succeeded by Abel Maldonado
Personal details
Born (1962-04-03) April 3, 1962 (age 56)
Sacramento County, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Profession Politician

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[edit]

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.[1] On November 4, 2009, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Pasquil, Garamendi's Chief of Staff,[2] as acting lieutenant governor pending the confirmation of Abel Maldonado.[3]

Pasquil's appointment marked several firsts for the position: she became California's first Asian lieutenant governor;[4] its first Filipino lieutenant governor;[4] its first female lieutenant governor;[5] and the first California acting lieutenant governor not to succeed to the position from the President pro tempore of the California State Senate.[6]

Other positions[edit]

Pasquil served as John Kerry's political director during his 2004 campaign for the United States presidency.[7]

In the 2008 U.S. Presidential election, she served as a superdelegate supporting Hillary Clinton.[8]

In January 2011, California governor Jerry Brown named her appointments secretary.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ McKinley, Jesse (November 4, 2009). "California's Democrat Is Elected to Congress". New York Times. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mona Pasquil named interim Lt. Governor of CA". Asian Pacific Americans for Progress. November 6, 2009. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Filipino-American Is California's Interim Lieutenant Governor". November 14, 2009. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Villaroman, Rene (February 10, 2010). "Mona F. Pasquil, Acting Lieutenant Governor of California". Asian Journal. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Mona Pasquil". California Museum. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Mona F. Pasquil". Retrieved January 25, 2011.  External link in |work= (help)
  7. ^ a b "Jerry Brown appoints 4 more aides to inner circle". Associated Press. January 24, 2011. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Where the Superdelegates Stand". New York Times. February 17, 2008. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Garamendi
Lieutenant Governor
Lieutenant Governor of California

Succeeded by
Abel Maldonado
Lieutenant Governor