New Motor Vehicle Board Members
Bismarck Obando, a Public Member, was first appointed to the Board by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in January 2011 and was reappointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in April 2014 and again in July 2018. Mr. Obando was reappointed by Governor Gavin Newsom in December 2022. Mr. Obando is a member of the Administration Committee, the Fiscal Committee, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Equity, Justice and Inclusion.
Mr. Obando is currently the Director of Public Affairs for the League of California Cities where he oversees the League's political and membership outreach programs. Prior to working for the League, Mr. Obando served as a Senior Staff member and Director of External Affairs for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger from 2007—2011. He also served as Deputy Appointments Secretary in the Office of Governor Schwarzenegger in 2007. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Obando was a Deputy Coalitions Director for Californians for Schwarzenegger 2006, where he was responsible for managing the Latino, environmental, agriculture and infrastructure coalitions. From 2004 to 2006, he served as a legislative analyst for the Governor's Office of Planning and Research. In that position, Mr. Obando analyzed and made recommendations on legislation that impacted cities and counties in the primary issue areas of housing and transportation. Mr. Obando's term will expire in January 2026.