Vidot, Loveland named to state boards

Two Tri-Citians will serve on state boards after appointments by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Jose Vidot of Kennewick, an adjunct instructor at Columbia Basin College, was named to the Professional Educator Standards Board, while former state Rep. Valoria Loveland of Pasco has been reappointed to the Lottery Commission.

Loveland, a former state agriculture director and Franklin County treasurer, is scheduled to be on the commission until August 2021.

Vidot will serve until June 2019.

The educator standards board sets policies and requirements for the preparation and certification of educators, according to the governor’s website. It was created in 2000 and board members serve four-year terms and meet six times a year. Members are paid only expenses.

The Lottery Commission adopts rules, sets ticket prices and licenses ticket agents for the state lottery. The board members, who are paid $100 per day plus expenses, serve six-year terms and meet six times a year.