The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

February 1, 2012
Jerry Brown appoints Kimiko Burton to State Personnel Board

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Kimiko Burton, 47, of San Francisco, to the State Personnel Board. She is taking the seat left vacant by Will Fox, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's chief of staff, after the Senate failed to confirm him.

If confirmed, Burton would serve the last seven years of the position's 10-year term. The job pays $40,668.

Burton has been a deputy city attorney in San Francisco since 2003 and worked as a public defender from 2001 to 2003. She also worked in San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown's administration and as a staff attorney for the State Board of Equalization from 1995 to 1996.

Burton, a Democrat, earned her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Burton's father is John Burton, the former state senate president pro tem and current chairman of the California Democratic Party.

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