Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Brown Appoints Deputy A.G. to Marin Supervisor Vacancy
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday appointed state Deputy Attorney General Kathrin Sears to represent the third district on the Marin County Board of Supervisors.
This position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $97,739. State law permits the governor to fill vacancies on county boards, except in counties where a contrary provision has been enacted as part of a charter.
Sears, 58, replaces Charles McGlashan IV, who died suddenly in March at the age of 49. She is currently a supervising deputy attorney general in the California Department of Justice where she has served since 2005.
She came to the office from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she had been a partner since 1997 and had worked as an associate from 1990 until 1995. During the interim, she worked as an associate with Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe.
Sears was a program associate at the Asia Society from 1984-1985, and served on the board of directors of the Marin Conservation Corp—now known as the Conservation Corps of the North Bay—from 2003-2007. She also provided pro bono legal services to the organization from 1995-2005.
She chaired the City of Sausalito Public Safety Facilities Steering Committee in 2002 and the City of Sausalito Parking Policy Task Force in 1999.
The attorney was also a commissioner on the City of Sausalito Planning Commission from 1993 to 1997.
She was admitted to the State Bar in 1990 after attending Carleton College in Minnesota and Harvard Law School.
Sears is a Democrat.
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