Mike Stoker will lead Pacific Southwest region of Environmental Protection Agency

Stoker is former Santa Barbara County supervisor

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Former two-time Santa Barbara County Supervisor Mike Stoker was appointed to head the Region 9 Environmental Protection Agency office.

This region includes California, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, 148 tribes and the Pacific Islands.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said, “Through his public service and career in law, he understands the environmental challenges facing the region and will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to EPA.”

The announcement was made in Washington Friday afternoon. 

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