Martin Hoshino (Ret.) Biography

Martin Hoshino served as Administrative Director of the Judicial Council from 2014 to 2022. He retired with more than 30 years of executive leadership experience in California state government, and more than four 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.

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