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Gov. Brown Kills Former Murrieta State Senator's Appointment

Dennis Hollingsworth, a Murrieta resident who served as state senator for California's 36th state senate district from 2002 to 2010, was targeted for removal from the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board by Gov. Jerry Brown.

A former state senator whose district included Murrieta, and who lives in the city, was targeted for removal from a California unemployment board by Gov. Jerry Brown, according to reports.

Dennis Hollingsworth, who served as senator for California’s 36th state senate district from 2002 to 2010, was appointed at the last minute to the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Sacramento Bee’s Capitol Alert blog reported today.

The seven-member board arbitrates disputes over claims for unemployment and disability benefits. It also sets policy for the agency and approves its major activities.

Hollingsworth served as leader of state senate republicans and worked previously as a state assemblyman in a district that included Murrieta.

Brown asked the state senate’s Democratic leadership to terminate Hollingsworth’s appointment, which could last until next January before state senators are ask to approve or reject the ex-governor’s decision.

"We decided to go in a different direction," Brown spokeswoman Elizabeth Ashford told the Bee.

gregory tucker August 13, 2011 at 03:52 AM
Obviously the Governor as completely bias as he is decided that Hollingsworth was not liberal enough! Personally both the liberals and conservatives make me sick. California is so stupid in its liberal agenda. Brown screwed up the state in the 90's, then we had Governer Gray Davis who made things worse. Arnold's whole term of service was tainted because he was busy trying to fix the screw ups of those who ran office before.
Anon August 13, 2011 at 03:56 AM
Brown wasnt the Governor in the 90s! 70s and 80s, but he does suck!
Paul August 13, 2011 at 06:51 PM
He has the right it is a appoinment so he can put what ever hack he wants in there. IS Brown a jek of course, but hey arent all politicians jerks
Chris August 14, 2011 at 03:12 PM
Arnold's terms in office were not tainted because of someone else. They were tainted because he bowed to special interests just like every other dirty politician.
gregory tucker August 14, 2011 at 06:44 PM
Chris I am suprised that you can make that comment with a straight face. Jerry Brown and Gray Davis were so and are neck deep in bowing to special interests that accusing Arnold of this is plain silly.
Chris August 14, 2011 at 06:52 PM
Being dissatisfied with Arnold does not default me to being pleased with Davis/Brown. I agree wholeheartedly. But Arnold, with his lip service, did not deliver either and ended up in the same kneeling position as the rest. He had SEVEN years. Things were far from better when he left office than they were when he arrived. He may have inherited a mess, but in the end he added more to it.
Diana Serafin August 16, 2011 at 07:29 PM
Dennis Hollingsworth should run for Congress. We need a good representative for Murrieta area. We need a good conservative to represent us.

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