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Thursday, February 2, 2012


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Governor Names Kimiko Burton to State Personnel Board


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday named San Francisco Deputy City Attorney Kimiko Burton to the State Personnel Board.

Burton, 47, is the daughter of state Democratic Chairman John Burton, a former president pro tem of the state Senate. She was San Francisco public defender from 2001, when she was appointed by then-Mayor Willie Brown to fill a vacancy, until 2003, when she joined the City Attorney’s Office after losing to Jeff Adachi in her bid for a full term.

Before serving as public defender, Burton was director of the Mayor’s Criminal Justice Council, a post to which Willie Brown appointed her in 1996. She was admitted to the State Bar in 1990 and was a staff attorney for the State Board of Equalization prior to being appointed to the criminal justice council post.

She also worked as a deputy public defender for four years.

Burton graduated from UC Davis and from Hastings College of the Law. She is a member of the advisory board of the John Burton Foundation, which helps homeless children.

This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $40,668.


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