Gov. appoints Carole Migden to Waste Board

December 5, 2008 10:29:17 PM PST
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed a recently defeated Democratic state senator to a board long considered a soft landing spot for out-of-work lawmakers.

He picked Carole Migden of San Francisco for the $132,000-a-year slot on the Integrated Waste Management Board.

Schwarzenegger spokeswoman Rachel Cameron says Migden's 17 years in government will help the board with its goal of reducing waste.

Migden suffered a rare defeat for an incumbent legislator when she was ousted by Assemblyman Mark Leno in the June Democratic primary.

She joins two termed-out Democratic legislators as new members on the board: former Sen. Sheila Kuehl of Santa Monica and Assemblyman John Laird of Santa Cruz.