Assuming Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (or at least his appointments chief) is done for the year, here is a statistical accounting of his last round of appointments:
70 appointments to 18 different boards and commissions;
40 Republicans, 29 Democrats and 1 American Independent
30 are reappointments
25 were to the California Partnership, 10 to the California Film Commission, 5 to the Hoover Commission, 5 to the Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission (all unpaid)
58 will receive no salary and won’t require Senate confirmation
8 will receive $100 per diems but won’t require Senate confirmation
1 will receive a $50 per diem but won’t require Senate confirmation
3 are salaried and will require Senate confirmation:
William Fox to the State Personnel Board for a salary of $40,669. Fox, a Republican, had served as deputy chief of staff for Schwarzenegger since 2006.
Kari Miner to the Public Employer Relations Board for a salary of $128,109. Miner, a Republican, is a consultant to small businesses on image and efficiency.
John Peck to the Board of Parole Hearings for a salary of $111,845. Peck, a Democrat, has served on the board since 2009.
Another appointee of note: Aaron McLear, Schwarzenegger’s press secretary, to the unpaid California Film Commission.