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BS, Magna Cum Laude, Agricultural Management, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 1983;  MS, Agricultural Economics, UC Davis, 1986



Assessor, County of San Luis Obispo  1/03 to Current

Locate, inventory, identify ownership and taxability, and assess all real and personal property in San Luis Obispo County.  Administer a department of 85 employees with a budget of over $10,000,000.  First elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006, 2010, and 2014.

Owner, Bordonaro & Associates  5/99 to 2002

Real estate brokerage firm located in Paso Robles, California.

Commissioner, California Board of Prison Terms  12/98 to 5/99, 5/00 to 2002

Appointed by the Governor’s Wilson & Davis to serve on California’s adult parole board.  Conduct parole consideration hearings for life inmates in various state prisons.  As a member of the executive Board, give recommendations to the Governor on reprieves, pardons and commutation of sentencing, including death penalty commutations.  Set policy and adopt regulations concerning the governing of the adult parole system including parole release and conditions, parole revocation, mentally disordered offenders and sexually violent predators.   

Member, California State Assembly, District 33  12/94 to 12/98

Responded to constituent and community needs.  Introduced and managed legislation dealing with many issues including public safety, welfare reform, patients’ rights, and economic development.  Secured state funding for higher education, protection of natural resources and disability support payments.  Chaired Human Services Committee, served on Agriculture, Governmental Organization, Appropriations, Higher Education and Elections Committees.  Appointed to California Coastal Conservancy and California Film Commission.  Appointed to the Interagency Coordinating Council, Department of Developmental Services.  Served as Assistant Minority Leader.

Bar TJ Ranch 1979 to Present

Managed all aspects of family agricultural operation on raising cattle, hay and wine grapes.

Bordonaro & Sons Construction  4 years

General manager of family construction firm specializing in building new homes and public schools.


Community & Professional Activities

Community Leader, Creston 4-H
Member, San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau
Member, California Cattlemen’s Association
Member, Heritage Foundation
Past President, California Assessors’ Association  (CAA)
Member, Executive and Legislative Committee CAA
President, Central-Southern Assessors’ Association
Member, International Association of Assessing Officers|
Certified Property Tax Appraiser

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