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Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed former campaign adviser Douglas Faigin, president of City News Service Inc., to the California State University Board of Trustees.

Faigin, 66, was press secretary for Brown's 1974 gubernatorial campaign and deputy campaign manager of Brown's reelection effort in 1978. Faigin's late wife, Mary Jean Pew, was appointed by Brown to the CSU board in 1975.

Pew, who died this year, was one of Brown's first appointments to the college system board.

Faigin, of Marina del Rey, has a doctorate in political science from Claremont Graduate University and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

Like Brown, he is a Democrat.

The position requires Senate confirmation and pays a $100 per diem.


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