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New Member Hops Onto Calaveras County Fair Board

Calaveras County, CA – One new person has hopped onto the 39th District Agricultural Association, Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee Board of Directors.

California Governor Jerry Brown made the announcement today regarding the five appointments that span across the county.  Besides a new resident from Valley Springs, the other four selected are reappointments. The positions come without any compensation and do not require Senate confirmation, according to the Governor’s office, which provided the list of appointees and their qualifications below:

Talibah Al-Rafiq, 67, of San Andreas, has been reappointed to the 39th District Agricultural Association, Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee Board of Directors, where she has served since 2004. Al-Rafiq has been general manager at Calaveras Enterprise since 2007 and chief executive officer and owner at the California Cashmere Company since 1990. Al-Rafiq is a Democrat.

Darrin Mills, 44, of Murphys, has been reappointed to the 39th District Agricultural Association, Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee Board of Directors, where he has served since 2009. Mills has been vice president at Distinctive Metals since 2000. Mills is a Republican.

MaryBeth Ospital, 32, of Valley Springs, has been appointed to the 39th District Agricultural Association, Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee Board of Directors. Ospital has been community outreach coordinator at Cal-Waste Recovery Systems since 2013. She was collections administrator at Tiger Lines, LLC from 2006 to 2013. She is a member of Destination Angels Camp, Angels Camp Business Association, Wallace/Burson Association, Friends of the Fair, Valley Springs Business Association and the Galt Sunrise Rotary. Ospital is registered without party preference.

Bob Trinchero, 77, of Angels Camp, has been reappointed to the 39th District Agricultural Association, Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee Board of Directors, where he has served since 1999. Trinchero was a partner and owner at Priority Realtors from 2007 to 2014, a developer and golf course manager at Greenhorn Creek Resort from 1999 to 2002 and a marketing manager and limited partner at Greenhorn Creek Development Corporation from 1994 to 1999. He was a professor and university administrator at California State University, East Bay from 1968 to 1993. Trinchero earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in psychological measurement from Stanford University. Trinchero is a Democrat.

Steven Wooster, 69, of Copperopolis, has been reappointed to the 39th District Agricultural Association, Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee Board of Directors, where he has served since 2010. Wooster has been a rancher for Wooster Ranch since 2004. Wooster is a Republican.

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