SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2016) -- Steve Beneto, 78, of Carmichael, has been reappointed by Gov. Brown to the California Horse Racing Board of Directors, where he has served since 2012.
Beneto has been president at Beneto Inc. since 1979. He was a member of the California Exposition and State Fair Board of Directors from 2000 to 2004 and from 2005 to 2011, where he served as chair from 2001 to 2002.
Beneto is a member of the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Board of Directors and a founding member and chair of the University of California, Davis Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute.
He was a member of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Board of Directors from 2008 to 2010, inducted into the California State Fair Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2011 and awarded the California State Fair Golden Bear Award in 2004.
This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Beneto is a Republican.