Galgiani Appointed to California Gaming Commission

California Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed former state Senator Cathleen Galgiani to the Gambling Control Commission. Galgiani, and Newsom’s first commission appointment, Eric C. Heins, are both gay.

Galgiani Appointed to California Gaming Commission

Former California state Senator Cathleen Galgiani, a lesbian, has been appointed to the five-person California Gambling Control Commission by Governor Gavin Newsom.

This is Newsom’s second appointment of a gay person to the commission this year. In January he appointed Eric C. Heins, a gay man from Santa Rosa, who is also president of the California Teachers Association, to the panel.

Sacramento resident Galbiani, was termed out as a state senator in 2020. She was a member of the Legislative LGBTQ Caucus from 2013-2020.

The commission oversees cardrooms and tribal casinos.