LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Gov. Jerry Brown today appointed former Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Burke to another term on the California Transportation Commission, on which she has served since 2010.
Burke, 80, also serves on the Amtrak Board of Directors. She was nominated to that post by President Barack Obama.
Burke, a graduate of USC’s law school, was the first Black woman elected to the state Legislature and the first Black woman elected to Congress from the state of California.