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Former lawmaker Dennis Mangers
named to board of governors

Dennis Mangers
Dennis Mangers

Dennis Mangers, a one-time teacher with a long history in Sacramento as an Assembly member, political adviser and lobbyist, has been appointed a public member of the State Bar Board of Governors.

Mangers recently retired as senior adviser to Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, who made the appointment. A Carmichael resident, Mangers, 70, replaces Richard Rubin of Tiburon on the 23-member board, which has 15 attorney members, seven public members and a representative from the California Young Lawyers Association. He was appointed to a three-year term.

Before working for Steinberg, Mangers served from 1981-2008 as principal lobbyist, senior vice president and then president of the California Cable & Telecommunications Association. A graduate of California State University, Long Beach, with a master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Southern California, Mangers began his career as a teacher and principal. He served in the Assembly from 1976 to 1980, representing the 73rd Orange County district as a Democrat.

He has two adult children and two grandchildren. He is married to Michael Sestak.