Race for Vice Chair of State Stem Cell Institute Heats Up
Democratic state Senate and Assembly leaders, Lt. Gov. John Garamendi (D), Treasurer Bill Lockyer (D) and Controller John Chiang (D) all are backing outgoing California Democratic Party Chair Art Torres for the role of vice chair of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Meanwhile, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) has thrown his support behind Republican biotech executive Duane Roth. The institute's board was expected to select a vice chair this week but delayed the decision until February.
- "Politics Enter State's Stem Cell Research Program" (Bailey, Los Angeles Times, 1/30).