SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointment. Catherine Rice, 51, of San Anselmo, has been appointed to represent the second district on the Marin County Board of Supervisors. Since 2004, Rice has been an administrative aide to Marin County Supervisor Hal Brown.

Rice helped found the Ross Valley Schools Foundation in 1999, and served on the board of directors from 1999 to 2002. Additionally, she served on the board of directors for the Ross Valley Community for Schools in 1999.

Prior to working for the County of Marin, she served as a freelance writer from 1984 to 1995, writing articles for such publications as the Sonoma-Marin Business Journal, Market Trim Tabs, and Petaluma Argus-Courier.

Rice will fill the seat vacated by Supervisor Hal Brown, whose retirement will become effective October 29th.

This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $97,739. Rice is a Democrat.