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State Senate confirms Sherriffs as air board member

The state Senate this week confirmed Dr. Alex Sherriffs as a governing board member on the California Air Resources Board.

Sherriffs is a Fowler physician and member of the governing board for San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. Known as a clean-air advocate, he was named to the local air board in late 2011 and the state board last year.

On the local board, he fills a seat dedicated to a health professions. On the state board, he is the Valley air district’s representative. There is no compensation for either position, state officials said.