Martin Hoshino Biography

Martin Hoshino has served as Administrative Director of the Judicial Council since 2014. He has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in California state government, and more than three decades in public service.

Between 2003 and 2014, Mr. Hoshino served in various leadership capacities at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) by appointment of three different Governors, including Undersecretary of Operations, leading one of the CDCR's two principal divisions, and overseeing a $10 billion budget, 60,000 employees, and 34 prisons. He played a central role in Public Safety Realignment reforms to close the revolving door of low-level inmates cycling in and out of state prisons.

Also by gubernatorial appointment, he served on the joint executive California Trial Court Funding Workgroup, established by the Governor and the Chief Justice to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the state's progress in achieving the goals of the state Trial Court Funding Act of 1997.

In 2019, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the national Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA). He currently serves on the National Task Force on Fines, Fees, and Bail Practices, convened by the Conference of Chief Justices and COSCA.

Mr. Hoshino earned a master's degree in public administration and political science at the University of California at Davis.