Marty Block (left). File photo by Chris Stone

Former state Senator Marty Block, who served the 39th District in San Diego, has been reappointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to chair the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, where he has served since 2016.

The appointment was announced by the governor’s office Friday. The position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $158,572, according to the governor’s office.

Block, 66, who lives in San Diego, served as senator from 2012 to 2016 and as a state assembly member in San Diego’s 78th District from 2008 to 2012.

He was president of the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees from 2000 to 2008 and served as judge pro tem at the San Diego County Superior Court from 1998 to 1999.

He was an elected member of the San Diego County Board of Education from 1986 to 1994 and served in several positions at San Diego State University from 1979 to 2006, including professor, administrative director and assistant dean of education. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $158,572.

Block is a Democrat.


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