But the Lieutenant Governor plays an active role as President of the Senate unlike the US Vice President and also chairs a number of important government boards. Enjoy your reading and help to further boost the FAQ section by posting your questions and comments. Pellissier previously served as deputy secretary for energy and environment, acting as an adviser to Schwarzenegger and overseeing California's National Resources and Environmental Protection agencies, according to a profile on the UC Berkeley website. As governor, Ventura gave a raunchy interview with Playboy magazine and refereed wrestling matches. A return to the movies could also be in the cards.