SF woman reappointed to utilities commission

November 29, 2008 11:56:24 AM PST
A 49-year-old San Francisco woman was reappointed to the California Public Utilities Commission, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Friday.

Rachelle Chong was reappointed, pending confirmation by the state Senate, to the commission where she has served since 2006.

Chong is a Republican who has also been appointed by a Democratic president to a position at the national level. President Clinton appointed her as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, where she served from 1994 to 1997.

Chong earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She also earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from the University of California, Berekeley.