01/05/2011 06:54 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jerry Brown Makes First Wave Of Political Appointments

Gov. Jerry Brown reached out to a series of advisers from his former administration as he announced a series of Cabinet posts and appointments to the state Board of Education.

Among Brown's appointments announced Wednesday was Bill Honig to the state Board of Education. Honig, 73, was elected three times as the state's superintendent of public instruction but resigned in 1993 after he was convicted on four felony counts stemming from conflict-of-interest charges.

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