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Wednesday, November 5, 2008


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Governor Makes Appointments to Labor Development, Resources Agencies


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday appointed Sacramento attorney Stephen Egan as assistant secretary for appellate operations at the stateís Labor and Workforce Development Agency.

Created in 2002, the agency coordinates labor and employment programs for workers and businesses to ensure that law-abiding employers and their workers are not victimized by others, who would violate the stateís labor, health, safety and tax laws in order to gain competitive advantage.

Egan, 61, previously served as a member of the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board from 2007-2008 and was a deputy attorney general with the California Attorney Generalís Office from 1974-2007. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1973, and began his legal career as an attorney for the Department of Transportation.

He previously served in 1970 as a commercial credit analyst for First Western Bank and Trust. A Republican, Egan is also retired major in the Judge Advocate Generalís Corps of the California Army National Guard.

The position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $128,109.

Schwarzenegger yesterday also appointed Sacramento attorney Heather Baugh as assistant general counsel for the state Resources Agency, which is charged with restoring, protecting and managing the stateís natural, historical and cultural resources.

Baugh, 27, of Sacramento, was admitted to the State Bar in 2006, and has worked as a litigation and natural resources attorney at Best Best and Krieger since that year. Prior to that, she worked as a legal intern for the Human Rights and Fair Housing Commission for the City and County of Sacramento from 2004-2005.

A Democrat, Baugh graduated from the University of the Pacificís McGeorge School of Law, and attended college at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

The position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $106,000.


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