Acting lieutenant governor
On November 3, 2009, California Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi was elected to the United States House of Representatives representing California's 10th congressional district, leaving the office of lieutenant governor vacant. On November 4, 2009, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Pasquil, Garamendi's Chief of Staff, as acting lieutenant governor pending the confirmation of Abel Maldonado.
Pasquil's appointment marked several firsts for the position: she became California's first Asian lieutenant governor; its first Filipino lieutenant governor; its first female lieutenant governor; and the first California acting lieutenant governor not to succeed to the position from the President pro tempore of the California State Senate.
Pasquil served as John Kerry's political director during his 2004 campaign for the United States presidency.
- Mona F. Pasquil biography at joincalifornia.com
- "Mona Pasquil, Acting Lt. Gov. CA". National Council of Asian American Business Associations. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
- Zheng, Connie (2010). "California's First Woman Lieutenant Governor Mona Pasquil". V-Diaries (Filipina Women's Network). p. 8.
|Acting Lieutenant Governor of California
November 4, 2009–April 27, 2010