About the Regional Administrator for EPA's Region 9 Office in San Francisco
Mike Stoker serves as the Regional Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 9, based in San Francisco, Calif. He leads the Agency’s efforts in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, the Pacific islands (including Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), and 148 tribal nations. The region spans eight time zones and is home to more than 50 million people.
Mr. Stoker has spent his career serving the public and working as an attorney specializing in agriculture, labor, land use and environmental law. He most recently served as director of government affairs for UnitedAg, the second largest agricultural association in California. Mr. Stoker was a member of Santa Barbara County’s Board of Supervisors from 1986-1994, chairman of the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board from 1995-2000, and California deputy secretary of state from 2000-2002.
In addition, Mr. Stoker served on the Southern California Hazardous Waste Management Board of Directors from 1990 to 1994, as chairman of the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments from 1991 to 1993, and as chairman of the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District from 1992 to 1994. He has also served on the boards of several community organizations.
Mr. Stoker received his Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from the University of California at Berkeley and his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.