Martin Hoshino Biography

Martin Hoshino became the Administrative Director of the Judicial Council of California on October 1, 2014. In this role, he oversees the Judicial Council staff and serves as Secretary to the Judicial Council.

Mr. Hoshino brings to the position more than 15 years of administrative leadership experience in California state government, and more than 25 years in public service. His career experience encompasses a broad mix of statewide policymaking, oversight of budget and operations, and collaboration with the justice system and Legislature.

Before his appointment as Administrative Director by the Judicial Council, he was Undersecretary for Operations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), by appointment of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. In this role, he was responsible for leading one of the CDCR’s two principal divisions, where he oversaw a $10 billion budget, 60,000 employees, 34 prisons, and a host of other facilities.

Between 2003 and 2014, Mr. Hoshino served in various leadership capacities at the CDCR by appointment of three different Governors. Besides undersecretary of operations, he served as undersecretary of administration and offender services, executive director at the Board of Parole Hearings, and assistant secretary at the Office of Internal Affairs.

In 2012–2013, he was appointed by Governor Brown to the joint executive California Trial Court Funding Workgroup, established by the Chief Justice and the Governor to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the state's progress in achieving the goals outlined in the Trial Court Funding Act of 1997.

In 2016, Mr. Hoshino was appointed as California’s representative to the National Task Force on Fines, Fees and Bail Practices, and serves as co-chair to the Transparency, Governance & Structural Reform working group.

Before joining CDCR, Mr. Hoshino served with the California Office of the Inspector General and the State Controller’s Office.

Mr. Hoshino earned a master’s degree in public administration and political science from UC Davis.