Governor Brown Appoints Farrell and Tsao to California Veterans Board

SACRAMENTO, CA – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of John Farrell and Alexander Tsao to the California Veterans Board.

“I am very please with the Governor’s appointment of both, Mr. Farrell and Mr. Tsao to this very important board,” said Peter J. Gravett, Secretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs. “Both these appointees bring a wealth of knowledge regarding veterans issues and their commitment to veterans makes them ideal board members.”

John Farrell of Chula Vista is currently a resident of the Veterans Home of California, Chula Vista. Farrell was a private practice attorney from 1983 to 2004. He was a partner at Exarhos and Farrell from 1975 to 1983 and an associate attorney at Milch Wolfsheimer and Wagner from 1974 to 1975. He was a sales manager from 1963 to 1973 and lab technician from 1957 to 1960 at Thompson Photo Service. Farrell was a specialist fifth class in the United States Army serving as a public information officer from 1960 to 1963.

Alexander Tsao of North Hollywood, has been partner at Venerable Counselors at Law since 2010. Tsao was a senior associate at Alston and Bird from 2007 to 2010. Tsao was a captain in the United States Marine Corps serving as a judge advocate from 2004 to 2007. Tsao was an associate at the Law Office of Arnold G. Regardie from 2003 to 2004.

The California Veterans Board serves as an advocate for Veterans affairs identifying needs and working to ensure and enhance the rights and benefits of California Veterans and their dependents.