Commissioner: Troy Taira
Troy Taira was appointed to the Board of Parole Hearings by Governor Brown on May 30, 2018. Taira served as Administrative Law Judge for the California Public Utilities Commission in 2018 and was a Commissioner for the Board of Parole Hearings from 2016 to 2017. Taira was Deputy Commissioner and Administrative Law Judge for the Board of Parole Hearings from 2015 to 2016. Taira was Special Assistant to the Inspector General in the Office of the Inspector General from 2013 to 2015 and served as an Administrative Law Judge in the Office of Administrative Hearings from 2012 to 2013. Taira served as an Administrative Law Judge for the Department of Social Services from 2011 to 2012 and for the Office of Administrative Hearings from 2009 to 2011. He served as a Commissioned Officer and Staff Attorney for the U.S. Coast Guard from 1992 to 2009. Taira was a Defense Attorney in the Fresno County Public Defender’s Office from 1991 to 1992. Taira earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law.
Commissioner Taira was reappointed to the Board of Parole Hearings by Governor Newsom on August 6, 2021.