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Dale Bonner


Dale Bonner served as California’s Secretary of Business, Transportation, and Housing from 2007 to 2011. As Secretary, Mr. Bonner played an active role in delivering major infrastructure and real estate development projects and represented the State of California in trade, infrastructure, and foreign investment dealings with numerous foreign senior. Bonner previously served in the public sector as deputy secretary and general counsel for BT&H from 1996 to 1998. From 1998 to 1999, he served as Commissioner of the California Department of Corporations. As Commissioner of Corporations, he regulated California's corporate securities, financial services and managed care industries. Bonner served as deputy legal affairs secretary in the Office of Governor Pete Wilson from 1992 to 1996. Bonner also has extensive experience in the private sector, serving as a partner in the law firm Epstein Becker & Green from 2002 to 2007. From 1999 to 2002, he was of counsel to the law firm Hogan & Hartson. He became a member of the California State Bar in 1991.

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Facing Up To California's Transportation Infrastructure Crisis

by Dale Bonnervia Eureka
Thursday, June 28, 2012

With the federal transportation program set to expire this week, California and other states are anxiously waiting to see if Congress will pass another short-term extension or enact a new multi-year spending program befitting the world’s largest economy.