Torres Nominated for Vice Chair of Stem Cell Institute
State Treasurer Bill Lockyer (D) has nominated Art Torres, chair of the state Democratic Party, to be vice chair of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Torres, a former state assembly member and senator, said that he also expects Lt. Gov. John Garamendi (D) and Controller John Chiang (D) to nominate him. The institute's board will choose the new vice chair from candidates nominated by the state's constitutional officers.
- "Stem Cell Nomination Put Forward" (Somers, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12/9).