Louis Paulson, 60, of Walnut Creek, has been appointed to the Public Employment Relations Board. Paulson was president of the California Professional Firefighters from 2004 to 2018. He was fire captain for the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District from 1993 to 2012 and president of Contra Costa County Firefighters Local 1230 from 1995 to 2004. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $153,689. Paulson is a Democrat.