Julie Su Julie Su, 49, of Los Angeles, has been appointed Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. From 2011 to 2018, she served as California’s Labor Commissioner in Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s administration. Prior to being appointed Labor Commissioner, she served as the Litigation Director at Advancing Justice LA. She has spent 17 years of her career as a civil rights lawyer with a focus on protecting low-wage workers, and immigrant victims of crime and human trafficking. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $209,943. Su is a Democrat.