The California legislature has confirmed Martha Guzman Aceves and Clifford Rechtschaffen to the California Public Utilities Commission. They were appointed to the commission in 2016 by Gov. Jerry Brown.. A deputy legislative affairs director in Brown's office since 2011, Guzman Aceves was a communities program director for the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation from 2005-2011. Rechtschaffen served as a senior adviser to Brown from 2011-2017, focusing on climate, energy, and environmental issues. In 2011 he also served as acting director of the California Department of Conservation, which includes the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources. Their terms expire on Jan. 1, 2023.