March 20, 2017: Joaquin Esquivel was appointed as a Member of the California State Water Resources Control Board by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Esquivel, 34, La Quinta Democrat, has worked as an Assistant Secretary for Federal Water Policy at the California Natural Resources Agency since 2015. He previously held several posts at the office of U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer from 2007 to 2015, including Research Assistant, Legislative Aide and Legislative Assistant for Water and Agriculture Issues, and Director of Information and Technology. Esquivel will be paid $142,095 per year in his new post.