December 08, 2010 5:56 PM
From Staff Reports

SACRAMENTO • Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has tapped outgoing Assemblyman Anthony Adams to fill a post on the state Board of Parole Hearings that pays $111,845 annually.

Adams, 39, R-Hesperia, left his Assembly seat this week after surviving a bitter recall effort over his critical state budget vote that included the largest tax hike in California history, despite Adams’ pledge to oppose higher taxes.

Shortly after the recall attempt failed to generate enough signatures to make the ballot, Adams announced he was bowing out of a bid to seek re-election to a third term.

If confirmed by the Senate, Adams will serve for up to six months as a full-time commissioner for the BPH, which conducts hearings for inmates sentenced to life terms with the possibility of parole.

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