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Galt resident named new CHP Commissioner

Governor Gavin Newsom has named 24-year veteran CHP Officer Sean Duryee, 48, to be the next CHP Commissioner. Duryee replaces the retiring commissioner Amanda Ray. Duryee becomes the 17th CHP Commissioner

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his appointment of Sean Duryee as Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol, where he has been serving as Acting Commissioner and has held several roles since 1998.

“A veteran of the CHP, Commissioner Duryee has dedicated his career to serving the people of California, starting as a Cadet decades ago,” said Governor Newsom. “His leadership, extensive experience and dedication will continue to serve California well and I thank him for taking on this new role.”

Sean Duryee, 48, of Galt, has served as Acting Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol since January 2023. He served in several positions at CHP from 1998 to 2022, including Deputy Commissioner, Executive Assistant to the Commissioner, Special Representative to the Legislature, Commander of the Department’s Commercial Vehicle Section, Academy Instructor and Cadet. He is a coach for the Liberty Ranch High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $315,348. Duryee is registered without party preference.

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