MA, Education, University of California, Berkeley, 1977
Teaching Credential, University of California, Berkeley, 1977
BA, History, University of California, Berkeley, 1971.
Kosich Insurance Company, 1989-present
Coach, Antioch High School, 1973-2003
Educator, Mount Diablo High Schools, 1972-1981
Enlisted, United States Merchant Marine, 1967-1971.
Assembly Member, California State Assembly, 2008
Former Chair, Senate Majority Caucus
Senator, California State Senate, 2001-present
Assemblymember, California State Assembly, 1997-2000
Member, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, 1980-1996
Chair, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, 1984, 1989, 1994
Member, Antioch City Council, 1978-1980.
Director, Holiday Run & Walk Against Drugs, 1977-present
Member, Delta Kiwanis, 1975-present
Member, Sierra Club, 1966-present
President, Association of Bay Area Governments, 1994-1995
Former President, Sierra Club, Mount Diable Regional Group, 1966
Member, Antioch Chamber of Commerce
Member, Concord Chamber of Commerce
Former President, Many Hands Recycling Center
Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Member, Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce
Member, Planning & Conservation League
Member, Save San Francisco Association.
Member, SMART Growth Caucus, 1999-present
Co-Chair, Local Government Caucus, 1997-present
Chair, State Route 4 Bypass Authority, 1989-1996
Member, Contra Costa Transportation Authority 1988-1996
Initiator/Chair, Highway 4 Task Force, 1981-1988
Chair, California Task Force on Youth and Workplace Wellness.